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Blackburn inducts students to honor societies

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CARLINVILLE — Fourteen Blackburn College students have been inducted into the College’s honors society chapters.

The students were celebrated for their academic achievements during the November ceremony hosted by Dr. Karen Dillon, Professor of English that featured a keynote speech from Dr. Alberto Cintron-Colon, Professor of Biology, who shared words of wisdom regarding success both in and outside of the classroom.

• Brighton: Jayden Sansone, Lambda Pi Eta, As the National Communication Association’s official honor society, Lambda Pi Eta recognizes outstanding scholastic achievement in the field of communications

• Carlinville: Vanessa Cunningham, Psi Chi, An international honor society, Psi Chi recognizes outstanding student achievement in the science and application of psychology

• Jerseyville: Evan Hopper, Alpha Chi, A national honor society, Alpha Chi recognizes students who excel academically — residing in the top 10% of their junior or senior class — and are elected by Blackburn faculty on the basis of academic achievements and character

• Kampsville: Claire Stein, Alpha Chi, A national honor society, Alpha Chi recognizes students who excel academically — residing in the top 10% of their junior or senior class — and are elected by Blackburn faculty on the basis of academic achievements and character, During the same ceremony, Stein was also inducted into Psi Chi, an international honor society recognizing outstanding student achievement in the science and application of psychology.

• Staunton: Cody Newcomb, Alpha Chi, A national honor society, Alpha Chi recognizes students who excel academically — residing in the top 10% of their junior or senior class — and are elected by Blackburn faculty on the basis of academic achievements and character

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