(March 25, 2009)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Centenary Students Inducted Into National Honor Society

SHREVEPORT, La.— Centenary College of Louisiana recently inducted 17 students into the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, a general honor society that is limited to the top 10 percent of an institution's juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

Alpha Chi

This year's inductees are:
Justin Atkins, 2008 graduate, Biology major, Hamburg, Ark.
Lauren Cheaney, senior, Neuroscience, Coppell, Texas
Julia Cornelius, senior, Biophysics major, Weatherford, Texas
Lorna Dopson, junior, Theatre major, Shreveport
Danielle Dupree, senior, Biology major, Haughton
Derek Fogleman, senior, Biology major, Stonewall, La.
Richard Lopez, junior, Physics major, Shreveport
Katie Matza, senior, Communications major, Houston
Colin Miller, junior, English major, Shreveport
Sarah Mirfakhraee, senior, Biology major, Shreveport
Hannah Moore, junior, Art major, Athens, La.
Andy Osborn, junior, Neuroscience major, Ponchatoula, La.
Jennifer Pate, junior, Health and Exercise Science major, St. Francisville, La.
Kari Patterson, senior, History major, Circleville, Ohio
Ashley Rawson, junior, Chemistry major, Pineville, La.
Amos Sit, senior, Biochemistry major, West Monroe, La.
Chrissy Venditte, senior, Music Education major, The Woodlands, Texas

2009 Alphas

Centenary College Alpha Chi National College Honor Society members are:

Back row, left to right: Colin Miller, Richard Lopez, Derek Fogleman, Danielle Dupree, Andy Osborn, Justin Atkins, Amos Sit

Middle row: left to right: Dr. Kathy Fell, Sarah Mirfakhraee, Kari Patterson, Julia Cornelius

Front row: left to right: Hannah Moore, Katie Matza, Jennifer Pate, Lorna Dopson, Ashley Rawson, Lauren Cheaney, Chrissy Venditte (not pictured)

Membership in the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society is the highest academic recognition Centenary students can achieve during their course of study. Founded on February 22, 1922, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society is an American collegiate honor society recognizing achievements in general scholarship. Membership in Alpha Chi is extended to students who are in the top 10 percent of their classes. Currently, about 11,000 students are inducted as members of Alpha Chi each year through its 300 chapters. The honor society is especially popular in Texas and its surrounding states, though chapters can be found in almost every state as well as Puerto Rico.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.