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LSU University College Hosts Phi Eta Sigma’s Annual Initiation Ceremony for 255 Freshmen Scholastic Achievers

05/03/2013 10:23 AM

BATON ROUGE – LSU University College hosted its annual Phi Eta Sigma Initiation Ceremony on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at LSU Union Royal Ballroom. During the ceremony, University College’s Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma inducted 255 freshmen scholastic achievers, and presented the L. B. Lucky Award and Senior Award.

 

Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society rewarding first-collegiate-year scholarship. Since 1928, the LSU Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma has inducted more than 10,400 students. The goal of the society is to encourage and reward academic excellence among full-time, freshmen students in institutions of higher learning, who have a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average. Inductees receive national recognition, membership, and undergraduate and graduate scholarship opportunities of more than $300,000.

 

“Phi Eta Sigma is a well-respected honor society of which I am pleased to be the advisor for the LSU Chapter,” said Paul Ivey, executive director of LSU University College. “This year’s induction of 255 students is one of our largest and is another means for University College to recognize the academic excellence of our freshmen.”

 

The oldest and largest first-year honor society, Phi Eta Sigma was founded at the University of Illinois on March 22, 1923. Since its founding, more than a million scholars have been inducted into Phi Eta Sigma, and more than 370 collegiate chapters have been established throughout the United States.

 

University College salutes these deserving LSU students in succeeding in their academic achievements, and expresses our gratitude to parents and friends for their continued support. Each spring, the LSU Chapter recognizes two students for their academic achievement.

 

LSU Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma 2012 - 2013 Inductees

 

ALABAMA
 

Mobile
Sarah Bondurant Dominick

 

ARKANSAS
 

Dumas
Emily Lynn Riley

 

FLORIDA
 

Pensacola
Katherine E. Key

 

GEORGIA
 

Canton
Jillian Simone Oubre

 

Cumming
Alaina M. Abadie

 

Lithia Springs
Kristin N. White

 

ILLINOIS
 

Plainfield
Desmarie L Stewart

 

LOUISIANA
 

Alexandria
Amelie Theresa Hardy, Matthew LaBorde, Aaron G. Robertson and Timothy L. Wilson

 

Arnaudville
Lacey Ellen Darby

 

Baker
Jalea Jackson

 

Belle Chasse
Olivia Grace Boudreaux, Alexander René DeRojas, Joshua Michael DiSalvo, Kyle Joseph Eccles, Raymond C. Kleefisch III and Matthew Pivach

 

Baton Rouge
Matthew Toups Adler, Sarah K. Ainsworth, Taylor Allan, Patrick R. Annaloro, Natalie Elizabeth Bailey, Rishi R Banda, Megan G. Bernard, Mary Elizabeth Bourgeois, Virginia Grace Butler, Ethan Christopher Casiello, Anne Elizabeth Cooper, Shelby Renee Daugherty, Jessica Renee Dismukes, Robert W Gandy, Pyper Glasper, Emily Guarisco, Amanda Elise Guidry, Claire N Hossley, Breanna Marie Lee, Daniel J. Moore, Hunter Moser, Daniel Glen Parker, Kyle S. Poulicek, Mary K Powell, Diana Rose, Matthew William Skapura, Melanie Tate, Mary E. Walke; Marcus A. Vasquez, Amanda Lydia Verastegui and Eric Zhou

 

Bogalusa
Ashley M. Cooper and John Albert Villarrubia

 

Bossier City
Carrington Christyn Cain and Tucker M. Attaway

 

Boyce
Molly K. Mathews

 

Broussard
Taylor Sloan Falcon

 

Carencro
Samantha Marie Schiro

 

Chalmette
Joshua Edward Bigting and Jill Marie Toepfer

 

Choudrant
Matthew Jordan Moss

 

Church Point
Seth Alan Richard

 

Covington
Samuel S. Diamond, Matthew Thomas Fontenot, Rachel K. Heitzmann, Natalie E. Spedale, Kathryn C. Nastasi and Elizabeth Anne Scott

 

Crowley
Blake J Vidrine, Jr.

 

Cut Off
Elizabeth Ayo and Renzi J. Terrebonne

 

Denham Springs
Meghan Lorena Barnes, Samuel Richard Guba and Patrick E. Wale

 

DeRidder
Jenna M. Baker

 

Destrehan
Allyson Marie Russo

 

Erath
Leah M Delahoussaye

 

Ethel
Ashlyn Grace Blanchard

 

Eunice
Kristina L. Stein

 

Folsom
Andrew Paul Mullet

 

Franklin
Alex K. Lancon

 

Gretna
Lindsay Nicole Messina, Logan Mark Williams and Kevin Lawrence Kirchner

 

Hammond
Jourdan E. Moschitta

 

Harvey
Katherine M Silva

 

Houma
Jace D. Bigler, Jeremy Brunet, Paul D. Guidry, Andrew Paul Olivier and Austin A. Patin

 

Jefferson
Brandt J. Becnel

 

Jonesville
Madeline Blair Beard

 

Kenner
Austin T. Cannon, Taylor K. Delahoussaye, Ashley Catherine Nerin, Tyler J. Rooney and Ashley Elizabeth Ruh

 

Lafayette
Elizabeth Camille Adley, Benjamin Paul Champagne, Ashley Judice, William C. Kennedy, Andrew Joseph Mahtook, Jacqueline Marie Mills, Luke T. Osborn and Erin Strenge

 

Lake Charles
Caitlyn J. Lewis, Adrianne M. Poe, Frederick D. Rau III and Savannah Marie Stevens

 

LaPlace
Kreig M. Chadwick, Leandre M. Millet, Jr. and Ansley Marie St. Pierre

 

Luling
Brandon X Lorentz

 

Mandeville
Thomas Beckstrom, Camille M. Cooley, Courtney E. Farnet, Griffin Gibb Farrish, Kaitlyn Fell and Logan H. Sellers

 

Marksville
Austin J. Bordelon

 

Marthaville
William Seth Strahan

 

Marrero
Cody John Mitchell and Jordan Elizabeth Spinks

 

Mer Rouge
Molly Elizabeth Gregory

 

Metairie
Jeremy S. Baldassaro, Caroline Bell, Emily Borne, Nicholas C. Braud, Amanda N. Canzoneri, Michelle Daigrepont, Keith Patrick Delaune, Olivia Lynn Dugas, Richard Frank Guidry, Armand Anthony Jacques, Brandon J. Lacour, Henry Castelin Molony, Danielle M. Raymond, Joseph Francis Sansone, Collette Maria Tilly, Louraine R. Tiongson and David James Scotton

 

Monroe
Rachael E. Haynes, Zach J. Jackson and William C. Hinchliffe

 

New Iberia
JoLena Ann Broussard, Jacqueline E. McCarthy and Hailey C Hensgens

 

New Orleans
Whitney Patrice Brown, Claire P. Cassreino, Blake J. Cookmeyer, Norwood Noel Hingle III, Lauren McKenzie, James “Ryan” Mendez, Charles N. Mentz IV, Laura Elizabeth Nance and Claire Schott

 

Opelousas
Aryanna P. Prasad

 

Patterson
Alexandria E. Medine

 

Plaquemine
Emma Annelise Bergeron

 

Ponchatoula
Emily L. Barsley, Austin Anthen Brocato and Thomas Jose Lavastida

 

Port Allen
Brooke Marie Hotard

 

Prairieville
Garrett J. Gilbert, Brittni M. Lanoux, Hannah McLain and Blair Elizabeth Rispone

 

Quitman
Shawn David Murphy, Jr.

 

River Ridge
Chelsea D Bienvenu and Trey Moffatt

 

St. Amant
Shaina G. LaCarbo

 

St. Gabriel
Hannah Josephine Beiser

 

Shreveport
Caroline Marie Cobb, Maggie Michelle Durci, Ashley Humphrey, Hayden D. McBride, Mark Wesley Prevot, Kurt A. Vardeman and Sydney Clare Strecker

 

Slidell
Jay Dee Hunt IV, Garrett L. Kuracka, Emily N. Morris and Chandler Paul Roe

 

Sulphur
Ana Cristina McReynolds

 

Sunshine
Julia Helen Comeaux

 

Tallulah
Sara K. Howington

 

Thibodaux
Eric Michael Bloss, Savannah R. Ellis, Benton Michael Troxclai

 

West Monroe
Taylor M. Hines, Kelli D. Jones, Marisa Kilcrease

 

Winnsboro
Kristen Alexandra Boquet

 

Youngsville
Philip J. Ledet, Miles T. Minvielle

 

Zachary
Jonathan Blake Wesley

 

MASSACHUSETTES
 

Amherst
Olivia J. Ohlsen

 

OKLAHOMA
 

Tulsa
Victoria L. Jordan

 

OREGON
 

Portland
Catherine Y. Hudson

 

PENNSYLVANIA
 

Scranton
Andrea Kathleen Howells

 

TENNESSEE
 

Jackson
Margaret R. Crocker

 

TEXAS
 

Austin
Jeremy Reid Jackson and Travis David Tesluk

 

Bellaire
Cody L. Plummer

 

College Station
Chaiss Matthews

 

El Paso
Mariana Alvelais

 

Ft. Worth
Samuel Harrison Genua and Marylynn B. Smitherman

 

Houston
Margaret K. Long, Kalli J. McGrievy, Shelby K. Pichon, William H. Stevens and Janelle M. Whelen

 

Katy
John Blanchard, Isai Martinez and Matthew A. McLaurin

 

Kingwood
Caitlyn Ravlin

 

Longview
Jane Anne Blount

 

Magnolia
Jason L. Stutzman

 

Orange
Ashley C. Pace

 

Pearland
Rachel Anne Rhodes

 

Port Neches
William L. Melancon, Jr.

 

Southlake
Benjamin Mathew Kraemer

 

Sugarland
Meghan Elizabeth Martin

 

Sulphur Springs
Kasey Loven Blezinger

 

Wichita Falls
Ashley Elizabeth Reeves

 

VIRGINIA
 

Alexandria
K. Morgan Prewitt

 

THAILAND
 

Bangkok
Tanawat Vongsurbchart

 

Since 1933, LSU University College has served as the portal of entry for students enrolled at LSU. Academic and personal success is the hallmark of a well-rounded student, and University College provides a foundation of support services for students beginning their academic careers at LSU. University College has two enrollment divisions: The Center for Freshman Year and The Center for Advising and Counseling. Additionally, University College offers retention-specific programs such as Student Support Services, Ronald E. McNair Research Scholars and Summer Scholars. These academic support programs focus on particular student populations and are a significant part of the role and mission of University College.

 

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