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Forty-Four SVC Students Inducted into Academic Honor Society

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Posted: Tuesday Dec 4, 2012

Dec. 4, 2012

Forty-four Saint Vincent College juniors and seniors were inducted into the Pennsylvania Nu chapter of Alphi Chi, a national college honor society recognizing scholarship in all academic disciplines, during a ceremony at the Fred M. Rogers Center on Nov. 30.

Zachary Tackett, president, presided at the induction assisted by Briana Pocratsky, vice president, Joshua Catalano, treasurer, and Abigail Geisel, secretary.

Ms. Alice Kaylor, dean of studies and sponsor of the chapter, announced the new members. Remarks were offered by Dr. John Smetanka, vice president for academic affairs and academic dean. Invocation and benediction were given by Dr. John Aupperle, lecturer in theology and campus minister.

Chapter advisors include Dr. Doreen Blandino, professor and chairperson of the department of modern and classical languages; Br. Albert Gahr, O.S.B., assistant professor of biology; Dr. Jeffrey Godwin, associate professor of management; Dr. Timothy Kelly, professor and chairperson of the department of history; and Dr. Margaret Watkins, assistant professor of philosophy.

The inductees were: Emily Amond, a senior chemistry major from New Alexandria; Alexander Billy, a sophomore economics major from Monessen; Jesse Campbell, a senior accounting major from Bethel Park; Sara Campbell, a junior psychology major from Latrobe; Joseph Carroll, a sophomore English major from Somerset; Joshua Catalano, a senior history major from St. Marys; Danielle Catalano, a junior education major from St. Marys; Christina Denslinger, a junior addiction specialist and psychology major from Erie; Brittany Devine, a senior accounting major from Altoona; Holden Diethorn, a senior economics major from Latrobe; Joseph Fearer, a junior mathematics major from Mount Pleasant; Sarah Formica, a junior computer science major from Elizabeth; Amanda Gans, a junior biology major from Pittsburgh (15241); Margaret Garvey, a junior biology major from Frederick, Maryland; Abigail Geisel, a junior communication major from Schnecksville; Rachel Gettinger, a senior mathematics major from Creighton; Joshua Gongaware, a junior economics major from Irwin; Lindsay Heider a senior marketing major from Ligonier; Emily Helbling, a senior mathematics major from Zelienopole; Shauna Hetrick, a senior computer science major from Johnstown; Kaitlyn Hlebechuk, a senior economics major from Jeannette; Evan Hrobak, a junior English major from Spring Church; Anthony Jackel, a junior marketing major from Harrison City; Courtney James, a junior accounting major from St. Marys; Lauren Kasecky-Lardner, a junior biology major from Nanty Glo; Andrew Kavinsky, a junior education major from Pittsburgh (15236); Zachary Ligus, a sophomore biochemistry major from North Huntingdon; Meredith McGuire, a senior biology major from Strongsville, Ohio; Aliethia McLeod, a sophomore biology major from New York, New York; Briana Pocratsky, a senior sociology major from Scottdale; Sarah Rebitch, a senior marketing major from Delmont; David Rupprecht, a senior biology major from St. Marys; Aubrey Saloka, a junior mathematics major from Johnstown; Olivia Sharkey, a senior theology major from Philadelphia; Kathleen Sigg, a junior Spanish major from Bethel Park; Joseph Stopansky, a junior economics major from Apollo; Sadie Stresky, a senior communication major from Allison Park; Zachary Tackett, a senior English major from Lower Burrell; Amber Trumbetta, a senior accounting major from Crabtree; Jonathan Vega, a junior computer science major from Fairfax, Virginia; Adam Warburton, a junior physics major from Mount Pleasant; Elizabeth Wieber, a junior environmental chemistry major from Sykesville, Maryland; Patrick Wilkinson, a junior biotechnology major from Apollo; and Rachel Zaffina, a junior elementary instruction major from Scottdale.

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