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Alpha Chi Honor Society Fall 2020 Inductees

November 04, 2020

Angelo State University’s chapter of the Alpha Chi national honor society recently inducted 46 new members for the fall 2020 semester during a virtual ceremony.

Alpha Chi Badge Alpha Chi is one of the nation’s most prestigious honor societies and is open to students majoring in any academic discipline. To be eligible, students must rank in the top 10 percent of graduate students or seniors at their college or university, or in the top 7.5 percent of juniors.

ASU’s fall 2020 inductees by hometown and major are:

San Angelo: Conner Dempsey, physics/mathematics; Joel King, computer science; Emery McDowell, communication; Sasha Montag, mathematics; Matthew Sims, mechanical engineering; and Kaden Wright, criminal justice

Abbott: Kara Zamzow, nursing

Abilene: Jonathan Heidema, mathematics/physics; Hope Miller, economics; Amber Price, teacher education; and Emma Voss, teacher education

Alpine: Nicole Wilson, physics

Aspermont: Karter Morris, biology

Barksdale: Micah Vernor, teacher education

Bastrop: Kaylee Crawford, accounting

Brownfield: Mikaela Oliver, mass media

Brownwood: Shelby Cagle, computer science

Canadian: Mercades Valenzuela, biology

China Spring: Justin Sehon, animal science

Columbus, Ga.: Brandon Lafayette, intelligence and analysis

Crestview, Fla.: Tyler Stanley, intelligence and analysis

Denver City: Kaitlin Stephens, health science professions; and Kenzi Stephens, health science professions

Dripping Springs: Colton Shelly, criminal justice

Early: Peyton Carey, teacher education

Georgetown: Sophia Berg, biology

Kerrville: Cameron Poole, animal science; and Ian Witt, natural resource management

Lago Vista: Jared DeFelice, political science

Liberty Hill: Rachel Gallander, kinesiology

Manor: Kassandra Pineda, agricultural science and leadership

Matador: Carley Turner, integrated agribusiness

McKinney: Hannah Hill, history

Midland: Starla Culp, intelligence and analysis; and Haley Russell, marketing

Paducah, Kan.: Cassidy Martin, psychology

Santa Anna: Angelica Calfa, theatre

Sierra Blanca: Jayme Penalosa, nursing

Sonora: Zeke Galindo, management

Spur: Avery Tanner, finance

Sugar Land: Adam Abramson, mass media

Uvalde: Alberto Diaz Hernandez, physics

Vicksburg, Mich.: Morgan Preston, English/philosophy

Wall: Baylor Halfmann, animal science

Water Valley: Kenzie Jordan, biology

Kathmandu, Nepal: Dhiraj Shrestha, chemistry

The 18 ASU students who were inducted into Alpha Chi for the spring 2020 semester were also honored during the recent virtual ceremony, as their induction ceremony scheduled in March had to be canceled.

ASU is located in Alpha Chi Region I, and Dr. Karl Havlak, College of Science and Engineering, is the head faculty advisor for the ASU chapter. Additional faculty advisors are Dr. June Smith for the College of Arts and Humanities, Dr. Satvir Singh for the Norris-Vincent College of Business, Dr. Charlene Bustos for the College of Education, and Paul Osmanski for the Archer College of Health and Human Services. Havlak is also secretary-treasurer for Region I and secretary of the Alpha Chi National Council.

For more information, contact Havlak at 325-486-5432 or