Chowan University inducts 58 students into Honors College

Published 10:15 am Tuesday, October 25, 2016

By Christina E. Thomas
University Relations

MURFREESBORO – The newest class of Honors College students at Chowan University were formally inducted on Sept. 18.

Proud parents along with university faculty and staff gathered together in Vaughan Auditorium to celebrate the achievement of 58 students. Dr. Brenda Tinkham, Associate Provost for External Relations, served as the keynote speaker.

Chowan University’s Honors College is a curriculum designed for talented and extremely motivated students who want to gain the most from their college experience. Honors courses are specially designed to develop students’ writing and discussion skills and their ability to think critically beyond the norm. Honors College students have the opportunity to attend cultural events, take field trips and build social responsibility through community service.

The Honors College Committee will normally consider for acceptance into the program any freshman who enters college with at least a 3.25 high school grade point average and a 1100 or higher SAT score. Transfer students and Chowan rising sophomores must have earned at least a 3.50 GPA and a B in English composition.

Fall 2016 Honors College inductees are:

Bishara A’ary (Freshman – Biology – Jerusalem, IL)

Krisean Allen (Sophomore – Biology – Hampton, VA)

Lalandra Baker (Sophomore – English – Norfolk, VA)

Shelby Barlowe (Junior – Graphic Communications – Nebo, NC)

Sydney Bell (Sophomore –Biology – Stafford, VA)

Carrie Blowe (Sophomore – Biology – Murfreesboro, NC)

Olivia Borer (Junior – Graphic Design – Malabar, FL)

Alyssa Born (Sophomore – Business Administration – Dyer, IN)

Onyx Burns (Sophomore – Biology – Maxton, NC)

Kendall Butler (Freshman – Graphic Communications – Franklin, VA)

Jaime Calcagno (Freshman – Biology – Cary, NC)

Cynthia Carrier (Sophomore – Business Administration – Levis, QC)

Kristiana Clark (Sophomore – Biology – Spring Lake, NC)

Mariah Coker (Freshman – Biology – Portsmouth, VA)

James Conley (Sophomore – Music – Virginia Beach, VA)

Haley Cooper (Sophomore – Biology – Hertford, NC)

Tiffany Cox (Freshman – Studio Art – Kelford, NC)

Jonathan Crandall (Freshman – Business Administration – Adams, NY)

Amber Cunningham (Sophomore – History – Charlotte, NC)

Charles Donaldson (Sophomore – Business Administration – Winterville, NC)

Naiyhani Etheridge (Freshman – Graphic Design – Suffolk, VA)

Danielle Evans (Sophomore – Criminal Justice – Salemburg, NC)

Raven Finley-Flowers (Sophomore – Exercise Science – Williamsburg, VA)

Melany Garcia Lopez (Sophomore – Graphic Design – Clemmons, NC)

Rebecca Gayheart (Sophomore – Psychology – Suffolk, VA)

Antwuan Hicks (Freshman – Graphic Design – Hampton, VA)

Sarah Hull (Freshman – Sports Management – Henderson, NC)

Jacob Hunter (Freshman – Psychology – Nashville, NC)

Maria Hurtado (Freshman – Psychology – Suffolk, VA)

Mateusz Izycki (Sophomore – Criminal Justice – Bydgoszcz)

Theron Johnson II (Sophomore – Health & Physical Education (K-12) – Camp Springs, MD)

L’leah Laing (Sophomore – Biology – Freeport, Grand Bahama)

Jasmine Latney (Sophomore – Biology – Arlington, VA)

Loricia Martin (Freshman – Psychology – Henderson, NC)

Sydney Miller (Sophomore – Business Administration – Ham Lake, MN)

Samone Morgan (Sophomore – Business Administration – Richmond, VA)

Adara Necaise (Sophomore – Elementary Education (K-6) – Murfreesboro, NC)

La’Quan Nixon Jr. (Junior – Business Administration – Robersonville, NC)

Courtney O’Keefe (Sophomore – Criminal Justice – Markham, ON)

Alexandria Paul (Freshman – Biology – Utica, NY)

Treielle Pearson (Sophomore – Psychology – Newport News, VA)

Allessandra Phillips Patterson (Junior – Business Administration – Columbia, MD)

Wyatt Ray (Sophomore – Religion – Hobbsville, NC)

Gabrielle Rodgers (Sophomore – Business Administration – Bowie, MD)

Jasheen Ross (Freshman – Studio Art – Winston Salem, NC)

Donya Salman (Sophomore – Business Administration – Mississauga, ON)

Benjamin Schuch (Junior – Graphic Communications – Frederick, MD)

Cayla Smith (Sophomore – Elementary Education (K-6) – Edenton, NC)

Kelly Smith (Freshman – History – Murfreesboro, NC)

Kiara Thomas (Sophomore – Biology – Chesapeake, VA)

Marquee Vines (Sophomore – Business Administration – Norfolk, VA)

Aleeza Walker (Sophomore – Graphic Communications – Graham, NC)

Norman Webb (Sophomore – Religion – Rocky Mount, NC)

Dylan Weiblinger (Sophomore – Sports Management – Olney, MD)

Danielle Weldon (Sophomore – History – Glen Allen, VA)

Keeana White (Sophomore – Graphic Communications – Burlington, NC)

Darian Williams (Sophomore – Undeclared – Graham, NC)

Jose Zuniga (Freshman – Business Administration – Disputanta, VA)

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