Cresson, Pa. – Mount Aloysius College inducted 36 top scholars into two prestigious honor societies recently. Twelve students entered the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Twenty four students earned membership into the Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society. The induction ceremony was held recently in the Our Lady of Mercy Chapel at Mount Aloysius College.
At the Induction Ceremony Mount Aloysius Choral group Vox Nova offered a musical processional. Sr. Helen Maria Burns, RSM, vice president for mission integration gave the Invocation. The Welcome was made by Dr. Ryan Costanzo, associate professor of educational enrichment. Opening Remarks were made by Dr. Timothy Fulop, dean of faculty and academic vice president. Ms. Mackenzie Horne offered the Scripture Reading for the event. Keynote Speaker was Mount Aloysius College President Tom Foley.
Inductees for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society were introduced by Dr. Costanzo and Mr. Christopher Burlingame. Drs. Anthony Dragani and Sara Rutledge, associate professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education presented the Delta Epsilon Sigma inductees. The Closing Song was offered by Vox Nova.
Phi Theta Kappa membership is reserved for high achieving associate degree students holding a strong 3.5 GPA or above. These students have achieved a level of academic excellence, are of outstanding moral character and display qualities of engaged, proactive citizenship. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa membership is to further provide opportunities for community service and leadership within an intellectual climate where both ideas and ideals can continue to be shared. Phi Theta Kappa is a lively fellowship reserved for scholarly students who want more stimulation as they continue pursuing academic achievement.
Mount Aloysius students named to Phi Theta Kappa include: Brianna Marion Baker – Northern Cambria – Professional Studies: Pre-Ultrasonography; Emma Leigh Dick – Roaring Spring – Physical Therapist Assistant; Rachel Nicole Harris – St. Marys – Medical Imaging – Radiography; Kolbi Noelle Hornig – Meyersdale – Surgical Technology; Scott Emmanuel Johnson – Portage – RN to BSN Pre-Nursing (2+2); Renee Lynn Kruise – Altoona – Nursing LPN to RN (2+2); Daryl Jay Landrum – Ebensburg – Nursing LPN to RN; Brooke Michele Miller – Saxton – RN to BSN (2+2) AS; Emily Jo Murtiff – Tyrone – Surgical Technology; Rebecca Romagnino – Bedford – General Studies: Physical Therapist; Ann Kathleen Schellberg – Hollidaysburg – RN to BSN (2+2) AS; and, Ashley Marie Shunk – Roaring Spring – RN to BSN (2+2) AS.
Delta Epsilon Sigma is a national scholastic honor society for students, faculty, and alumni of colleges and universities within the Catholic tradition. Founded in 1939, Delta Sigma Epsilon recognizes academic accomplishments while fostering scholarly activities and encourages its members to develop a sense of intellectual community. National recognition is accorded through the college or university chapter. Over 100 colleges and universities have received charters to establish chapters of Delta Epsilon Sigma.
To earn Delta Epsilon Sigma membership undergraduate students must have completed at least 50 percent of their credit requirements for their baccalaureate degrees and earned a minimum grade point average of 3.8 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent.
Students named to Delta Epsilon Sigma from Mount Aloysius College this spring are: Marissa Ayers – Martinsburg – ED – Pre K-4 Early Level English Concentration; Tyler Michael Bender – Patton – General Science: Physical Therapy Concentration; Sharon Biter – Loretto – RN to BSN (2+2) BS; Jennifer Judi Craig – Portage – Psychology; Amy Cropsey – Lilly – Criminology; Daniel Davis – Osceola Mills – History/Political Science; Nolan Doyle – Verona – Business Administration; Mackenzie Horne – Berlin – History/Political Science; Justin G. Jacobeen – Hummelstown – General Science; Cody Johnson – Martinsburg – Accounting; Rachelle Klapper – Tyrone – Business Administration; Kelsey Melius – James Creek – Prof Studies: Health Studies/Pre-Occupation Therapy; Ashley D. Miller – Imler – Business Administration; Denise Musser – Altoona – Accounting; Jennifer Onder – Portage – Business Administration; Jessica Reffner – Hesston – Business Administration; David E. Reigh – Northern Cambria – RN-BSN; Cullen Schimminger – Hollidaysburg – Business Administration; Linda Kaye Smith – Altoona – Business Administration; Craig William Snyder – Roaring Spring – Information Technology; Kameron Starr – Wood – General Science: Physical Therapy Concentration; Lauren Walker – Duncansville – Biology; Jennifer Wesner – Altoona – Psychology; and, Stephanie Young – Punxsutawney – Prof Studies: Health Studies/Pre-Physician Assistant.