Phi Alpha Honor Society Inducts New Members

For Immediate Release: 
Feb 04 2002

Phi Alpha Honor Society Inducts New Members

Athens, W.Va. - "Through knowledge–the challenge to serve." This is the motto of the Phi Alpha Honor Society, a social work organization designed to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership, those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work. Concord College is the only college in West Virginia with a chapter and an induction ceremony takes place every semester.

New members were inducted into the society in a ceremony held December 7, 2001. New inductees included:

Athens, W.Va.: Priscilla Boyd, Jessica Keaton

Beaver, W.Va.: Ruschelle Smiroldo

Beckley, W.Va.: Jason McVey

Craigsville, W.Va.: Levi Bragg

Fairlea, W.Va.: Gloria Jones

Flat Top, W.Va.: Gail Kade

Hillsboro, W.Va.: Michelle Wimer

Jacksonville, Fla.: Rayla Zenisek

Lerona, W.Va.: Amanda Phillips

Philippi, W.Va.: Adam Wolfe

Pineville, W.Va.: Addie Brewer

Princeton, W.Va.: Jacob Hodges

Rupert, W.Va.: Suzanne Gunter

St. Catherine, Jamaica: Yanique Campbell

Faculty members inducted were:

Athens, W.Va.: Dr. John David Smith, director, social work, and Bonnie Dorsey, professor of social work and executive director of the Bonner Scholars.

Blacksburg, Va.: Dr. Ellen Darden, professor of social work.

Princeton, W.Va.: Sarah Whittaker, professor of social work.

Bonnie Dorsey, a newly inducted faculty member said, "Students meeting stringent qualifications for induction should be commended for their hard work and dedication to their field."


Concord College Notes: Jessica Taylor wrote this press release. Her hometown is Beckley, W.Va. She is majoring in English/writing with a minor in journalism. Her anticipated graduation date is May 2003.