Students inducted into honor society at Potomac State

Sigma Phi Omega

New Sigma Phi Omega Honor Society members and advisers include: (front row, from left): Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Vickie Huffman, who serves as the Honors Program Coordinator and as an adviser to the Honor Society, Presley Kennell, Lindsey Stidom, Kathryn Robinson, Stephanie Lambros, and Assistant Professor of English Dr. Susan Eastman, who also serves as an adviser to the Honor Society. Second row: Ryan Turner, Bradley Heltzel, Jacob Richards, Derek George, Jeremy Leedom, Zachary Saylor, Kevin Lambert, Bryan Jackson, and Kevin Acquah.

By Debi Swick-Cruse

The Sigma Phi Omega Honor Society at Potomac State College of West Virginia University held its 90th banquet during the College’s Weekend of Honors this past spring.

Sigma Phi Omega was founded in 1923 by faculty members as a way of recognizing the academic performance and campus participation of students. In order for students to be admitted to the honor society, they must achieve a 3.0 grade point average, have no failing grades and participate with on-campus clubs, committees or athletic teams.

Kevin Acquah is majoring in petroleum engineering; he serves as a member of the Computer Science Club and the Engineering Club and is the son of Victoria Veejay of Wappingers Falls, NY.

Derek George is majoring in mechanical engineering; he serves as a member of the Engineering Club, is a Promise! Scholar and is the son of Greg George and Deanna George of Ridgeley, W.Va.

Bradley Heltzel is majoring in sports journalism; he is a Promise! Scholar and the son of Mark Heltzel of Keyser, W.Va.

Bryan Jackson is majoring in mechanical engineering; he serves as a member of the Engineering Club and the Computer Science Club, is a Promise! Scholar and is the son of David and Melinda Jackson of Keyser, W.Va.

Presley Kennell is majoring in criminal justice; she serves as a member of the Criminal Justice Club and Campus Crusade for Christ, and is the daughter of Denise Kennell of Morgantown, W.Va.

Kevin Lambert is majoring in biology; he serves as a member of the Circle K Club, 4 – H, Campus & Community Ministries, is a Promise! Scholar, and the son of Steve and Melissa Lambert of Riverton, W.Va.

Stephanie Lambros is majoring in electrical engineering; she is a Promise! Scholar and the daughter of Melissa Lambros of Burlington, W.Va.

Jeremy Leedom is majoring in civil engineering; he serves as a member of the Engineering Club and the Computer Club, is a Promise! Scholar and the son of Michael Leedom and Debbie Leedom of Ft. Ashby, W.Va.

Jacob Richards is majoring in pre-pharmacy; he serves as a member of the Life Science Club and is the son of Rodney and Beverly Richards of Fairmont, W.Va.

Kathryn Robinson is majoring in sociology; she is a Promise! Scholar, serves as a member of the Outdoor Club, the PSC Ag & Forestry Club, 4 – H, and is the daughter of Jennifer Robinson of Hedgesville, W.Va.

Zachary Saylor is majoring in mechanical engineering; he serves as vice-president of the Computer Club, has served as a resident assistant, plays in the position of midfielder on the Catamount Soccer team, serves as a member of the Engineering Club, and is the son of Kent and Carol Saylor of Morgantown, W.Va.

Lindsey Stidom is majoring in horticulture; she is a member of the Catamount’s Softball team, the PSC Ag & Forestry Club, serves on the Social Justice Council, and is the daughter of Albert Stidom and Beth Stidom of Frankford, W.Va.

Ryan Turner is majoring in biology; he is a Promise! Scholar, serves as a member of the Life Science Club, Campus Crusade for Christ, and is the son of Perry and Billie Jo Turner of New Creek, W.Va.