Local College Students Presenting Research, Inducted into Honor Societies

Colleges across the country are bestowing honors upon Cherokee County students.

Cherokee Student to Present Original Research at National Conference

The University of Evansville is proud to announce that Zuzana Kocsisova of Woodstock has been selected to present original research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). The conference will take place April 11-13 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Kocsisova, a graduate of Sequoyah High School who is majoring in Biology, will present "Do mycophagous Drosophila show a preference for ethanol and α-Amanitin?"

Kocsisova is among 11 UE students who were selected to participate in NCUR, which promotes undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study. The annual conference gives undergraduate scholars a forum to share the results of their work through posters, presentations, performances, and works of art.

Ackermann Inducted into Samford's Freshman Honor Society

Jacob Ackermann of Woodstock has been inducted into Samford University's chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) freshman honor society. The society honors Samford freshmen in the top 20 percent of their class with grade point averages of 3.75 on a 4.00 system.

"I really appreciate the fact that ALD celebrates the first year of college when there are so many challenges and transitions in life," said Samford geography professor Jennifer Speights-Binet, ALD advisor. "By focusing on that first year of college, ALD is acknowledging that education is a journey, and the beginning and middle of the journey are just as important as the end."

Samford Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences Dana Basinger also serves as an ALD advisor.

Iden Receives Outstanding Scholar Award

Georgia Southern University's Annual Honors Day Convocation was held at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center recently. Individual awards were presented to 188 students and various honor societies also recognized new inductees.

Held each spring to highlight distinguished students from all disciplines and areas of college life, the local student listed below was honored:

Jacqueline Iden from Canton received the Outstanding Scholar Graduating Senior Award.

Cherokee Students Initiated into Honor Society

The following local students recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

The following 9 students were granted an achievement for being inducted into Phi Kappa Phi at The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi:

Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts annually approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni.

Local Residents Named to Oglethorpe University's Dean's List

The following college students were named to Oglethorpe University's dean's list for the fall 2012 semester.

  • Craig Borne, a biopsychology major from Canton.
  • Ana Bravo, a business administration and an international studies major from Woodstock.
  • Taylor Roberson, a biopsychology major from Woodstock.

Students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average while maintaining a full-time class schedule during the semester to be named to Olglehorpe's Dean's List.

Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University is a leading liberal arts and sciences university which enrolls 1,100 students representing 34 states and 28 countries.


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