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(Posted 5-27-04)
Contact: Steve Gilliam, 336-334-5371

Students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

GREENSBORO – Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most honored of all college honorary societies, recently inducted students at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro as new members.

The induction ceremony during spring semester featured remarks by Dr. Holden Thorp, who is director of the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The students were elected to Phi Beta Kappa on the basis of their academic achievements in the liberal arts and sciences as UNCG undergraduates. Phi Beta Kappa was established in 1776 at the College of William and Mary and there are only 270 chapters nationally. UNCG is one of only six institutions in North Carolina to have a chapter. Others are UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State University, Wake Forest University, Davidson College and Duke University.
The students and their academic majors are as follows:

• Guilford County – Brian Peter Mehl, chemistry major, son of Sherman E. and Carol M. Mehl of 3006 Landing Ct., Jamestown; Adam Roscoe Arney, history major, 4236 Harvard Ave.; William Lucas Daniel, computer science major, son of Elizabeth and William S. Daniel Jr. of 227 College Road; Sandra Lynn Holt, psychology major, 302 Wentworth Dr.; Robert William Huigens III, biology major, son of Terry and Robert Huigens Jr. of 3527 Mizell Road; and Melissa Margaret Reed, archeology major, daughter of Nathaniel H. and Noreen C. Reed of 1202 Hunslow Dr., all of Greensboro.

• Forsyth County – Jeremy Varner Reid, history and social studies major, son of Jerry B. and Barbara V. Reid of 2444 NC Highway 66 South, Kernersville and Ryan Timothy Stephenson, geography major, 962 Ridgeview Ave, Winston-Salem, son of Raymond and Rosemary Stephenson of 1819 Mansfield St, Winston-Salem.

• Randolph County – Tammy C. Smith, geography major, 1511 Mamie May Rd, Franklinville, daughter of Joe and Nancy Capps of 1607 Mamie May Rd, Franklinville and Megan Elizabeth Tinker, psychology major, daughter of Michael John and Mary Jane Fielder Tinker of 1435 Stratford Way, Asheboro.

• Davie County – Ashley Daughtry Vorobiev, English major, 170 Riverview Townhouse Dr., Advance, daughter of Edris Rennolds and John Malcolm Daughtry, Jr. of 112 Old Highway, Garysburg.

• Gaston County – Courtney Gail Piercy, English and political science major, daughter of Bill and Linda Piercy of 906 Rollingwood Dr., Mount Holly.

• Graham County – Jessica Marie Cooper, psychology major, daughter of Lee Vonda Hyde Riddle of Route 3, Box 158, Robbinsville.

• Martin County – Megan Ann Veneris, geography major, daughter of James and Cynthia Veneris of 3996 Ed’s Grocery Road, Williamston.

• Moore County – Kelly Marie Neil, English major, daughter of Michael L. and Barbara M. Neil of 280 W. Delaware Ave., Southern Pines.

• Person County – Melanie Rose Reardon, linguistics and women’s studies major, daughter of James Paul and Joanne Gail Reardon of 514 S. Main St, Roxboro.

• Wake County – Lindsay Marie Docherty, sociology major, 4016 Arkelton Dr., Raleigh

• Wilson County – Maryanne Sarah Edmundson, psychology major, daughter of Patrick and Marsha Overman Edmundson of 4500 Riverbirch Road, Wilson.

• Out of State – Ryan James Brookshire, music education and German major, 3074 E. Compton Rd., Murfreesboro, TN; Natalie Susan Olden-Stahl, biology and anthropology major, 18205 McKernon Way, Poolesville, MD; Magdalen Rice Stanley, English and German major, 1528 Clarendon Pl., Rock Hill, S.C.


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