GSU’s Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society inducts new members

Tue, 04/29/2008 - 4:47pm
By: The Citizen

The Georgia Southern University chapter of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society recently inducted 344 new members. To become a member of Phi Eta Sigma, a student must earn a GPA of 3.5 or greater during their freshmen year.

“Membership in Phi Eta Sigma is conferred on those who give promise of continued excellence in their academic pursuits,” said Christopher Caplinger, faculty advisor to the chapter and director of the University’s First Year Experience program. “Once inducted, individuals are members for life.”

Phi Eta Sigma is the oldest and largest freshman honor society, with more than 350 chapters throughout the United States. Georgia Southern University’s Phi Eta Sigma chapter recently celebrated its 16th year.

Area students who were inducted include Katie Adams, of Peachtree City; Derek Boehringer, of Peachtree City; Kathryn Carter, of Fayetteville; Melissa Holzworth, of Fayetteville; Andrea Johns, of Fayetteville; Kelsey Johnson, of Fayetteville; Taylor Koren, of Fayetteville; Timothy Lavoie, of Peachtree City; Abigail Lee, of Tyrone; Nicklaus Markhardt, of Peachtree City; Molly Moore, of Peachtree City; Matthew Morales, of Peachtree City; Kelcey Schmidt, of Peachtree City; Jordan Taylor, of Fayetteville; and Kiah Whitfield, of Fayetteville.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers more than 120 degree programs serving nearly 17,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. For more info, visit

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