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Alpha Chi Chapter Inducts 2016 Members

By Brian Kirschner

2016 Alpha Chi Induction

Laura Trisch BMS’18 receives a medal from Alpha Chi Co-Advisor Dr. Stacey Gorski.

Thirty-six of the newest members were inducted into the USciences Pennsylvania Kappa Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, during a special ceremony held on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016.

"Through involvement in our local chapter and the regional and national levels, Alpha Chi members have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and gain experience in professional activities, such as making scholarly presentations," said Stacey Gorski, PhD, Alpha Chi co-advisor and assistant professor of biology at USciences.

During the ceremony, inductees were introduced by their faculty advisers or department chairs who highlighted each student's accomplishments. At USciences, Alpha Chi is open to the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors in all majors except pharmacy, who are eligible for Rho Chi; and psychology/health psychology, who are eligible for Psi Chi.

2016 Alpha Chi Induction Ceremony

2016 Alpha Chi Inductees

Name Major
Sarah Abbonizio Physical Therapy and Health Science
Avani Bhavsar Biology
Jaspal Brar Biology
Sukhdev Brar Biology
James D'Amico Physical Therapy
Shagun Dhanju Biomedical Sciences
Alyssa Diaz Physical Therapy and Health Science
Christine Dougherty Physical Therapy
Aimee Estrellado Physical Therapy and Health Science
Judy Fang Biochemistry
Edwin Fluck Biochemistry
Navya George Biomedical Sciences
John Gerges Biomedical Sciences
Stephanie Grethel Physical Therapy and Health Science
Aaron Hogan Chemistry
Donald Koch Occupational Therapy
Emily Latimer Biomedical Sciences
John Millison Physical Therapy and Health Science
William Moretti Occupational Therapy
Vivian Ngo Physician Assistant Studies
Katee O'Malley Physics
Alicia Oriente Physician Assistant Studies
Jinal Patel Health Science and Physical Therapy
Prina Patel Biomedical Sciences
Raj Patel Biomedical Sciences
Shraddha Patel Physician Assistant Studies
Shreya Patel Biomedical Sciences
Ryan Paulukinas Pharmacology/Toxicology
Shivani Ramolia Biomedical Sciences
Brittany Rickard Pharmacology/Toxicology
Sidra Sheikh Biology
Dean Sosa Physical Therapy and Health Science
Alexander Stiverson Physical Therapy
Gia Storti Chemistry
Margaryta Tolchynska Physician Assistant Studies
Laura Trisch Biomedical Sciences


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