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National Honor Society inducts high achieving GSU freshmen

POSTED: April 6, 2009 2:57 p.m.

STATESBORO—On March 8, the Georgia Southern chapter of Phi Eta Sigma initiated 317 students in a ceremony at the Performing Arts Center on Georgia Southern’s campus.

Provost Dr. Linda Bleicken presided over the ceremony. Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society for college freshmen whose goal is to recognize and promote academic and service excellence among first-year students.

Phi Eta Sigma is also a student organization. Their philanthropy is The Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs. To be eligible for membership, initiates had to earn at minimum GPA of 3.6. The university is proud of these high achieving students and the outstanding freshman class.

Phi Eta Sigma is the oldest and largest freshman honor society and was founded at the University of Illinois on March 22, 1923. Phi Eta Sigma now has more than 350 chapters throughout the United States and more than 900,000 inducted members. For more information on Georgia Southern’s chapter, see

The following students from this area were initiated into Phi Eta Sigma:

Jessica Dennis majoring in pre-education early childhood

Zachary Dyals majoring in GTREP/electrical engineering

Morgan Elliott majoring in pre-ed early childhood education

Taylor Johnson majoring in pre-ed early childhood education

Joshua Mock majoring in pre-business

Rebecca Rawski majoring in pre-ed health and PE

Cristen Ray majoring in chemistry

Victoria Webb majoring in pre-nursing/nursing

Lana Williams majoring in pre-ed special education


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