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BSC Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, National Honor Society for Freshmen, Inducts 19 Students & Two Honorary Members

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    Monday, April 16 2012
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

(Bluefield)— The Bluefield State College chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, the national honor society for freshmen, inducted ­­19 students and two BSC employees into the Society during a recent ceremony at the College. This achievement places these students in the top two percent of all freshmen at Bluefield State. 

Student inductees, by hometown, included: Ansted, WV (Thomas McVey); Ballard, WV (Kayla Bragg); Beckley, WV (Jon Wray); Bluefield, VA (Jonathan Kinder); Bluefield, WV (Melissa Blevins, Matthew Davidson, Kayla Hazelwood); Fairdale, WV (Brooklyn Paige Pettry); Fayetteville, WV (Ashley Evanne Lively); Maybeury, WV (Katie Perdue); Mount Lookout, WV (Tricia Dawn Backus; Princeton, WV (Jordan Adkins, Jessica Dawn Davis, Shawn Settles, Brianna Michelle Sims, Sarah Webber, Johanna Yongque); Tazewell, VA (James Dawson, Ashley Hancock).

Honorary Phi Eta Sigma inductees, Class of 2012, included Dr. Jan Czarnecki (Associate Professor of English) and Mr. Tom Cook (Associate Dean/Information Technology Center and Interim Chief Technology/Information Officer).

Phi Eta Sigma member Cory Evans (Fincastle, VA) was awarded the annual Phi Eta Sigma Academic Achievement Scholarship Award, which carries a $1,000 scholarship.   Cory is a rising senior majoring in Computer Science. 

The induction ceremony was conducted by Chapter Advisor John Cardwell, Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment, as well as Chapter co-advisors Ralph Patsel and Carolyn Kirby.  Kirby also presented crystal plaques to both Cardwell and Kirby, who are retiring later this year after a combined 75 years of service within higher education.

 phi eta sigma group Nineteen students and two employees were inducted recently into the Bluefield State College chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, the national freshman honor society. Those present during the ceremony included (seated, left-to-right,) Carolyn Kirby (Advisor), Melissa Blevins, Johanna Yongque, Jessica Davis, Kayla Hazelwood, Kayla Bragg, Ashley Hancock, (standing, l-to-r) Ralph Patsel (Advisor), Tom Cook (Honorary member), Tyler Kinder, Shawn Settles, Jon Wray, Matthew Davidson, Dr. Jan Czarnecki (Honorary member), and John Cardwell (Adviser).
phi eta sigma academic award Cory Evans (second from left) received the Bluefield State College chapter Phi Eta Sigma Academic Achievement Scholarship Award. He is joined by (left-to-right) chapter advisors Ralph Patsel, John Cardwell, and Carolyn Kirby.
phi eta sigma honorary inductees Tom Cook (left), Associate Dean/Information Technology Center and Interim Chief Technology/Information Officer, and Dr. Jan Czarnecki, Associate Professor of English) received honorary membership into the Bluefield State College chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, the national honor society for freshman at the chapter's recent awards ceremony.