Campus News Release
New Members Inducted Into Academic Honor Society
Release date: November 21, 2012Franklin College's chapter of the Alpha Society initiated 17 new members into the fall class on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Established in 1922, the Alpha Society is an academic honorary society at Franklin College. Its purpose is to promote and recognize scholarship at the undergraduate level. To be eligible for membership students must have a GPA of no less than 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale). Eligible faculty must be full-time and belong to Phi Beta Kappa or Sigma Xi or have earned summa or magna cum laude distinctions from their undergraduate institutions.
Students initiated into the Alpha Society include:
Joshua Bales, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Bales of Morgantown.
Avery Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Brown of Greenfield.
Camille Cook, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Cook of Crawfordsville.
Miriam Flake, daughter of Mr. Charles Flake of Mooresville and Jaynne Palmer of Plainfield.
Rachel Hancock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Hancock of Vincennes.
Melody Howard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Howard of Crawfordsville.
Chase Howell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Howell of West Harrison.
Courtney Huter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Huter of Trafalgar.
Rachel McCreedy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott McCreedy of Monument, Colo.
Alexis Proctor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Proctor of Greenfield.
Alisha Savage, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Bowles, Jr. of Franklin.
Joseph Dallis Stephens, son of Edna Corlett and Mr. Tim Stephens of Batesville.
Allison Stropes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Mitchell of Trafalgar.
Kathryn Walke, daughter of Ms. Donna Walke of Arlington.
Members of the Franklin College faculty initiated into Alpha Society include:
Paul Fonstad, of Franklin, is an assistant professor of mathematics. He received undergraduate degrees in mathematics and music from Winona State University in Minnesota. He earned his Ph.D. in mathematics in 2012 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Previously he was a mathematics instructor at Dalton State College in Georgia.
Stacy Hoehn, of Franklin, is an assistant professor of mathematics. She graduated from Xavier University in 2004 with undergraduate degrees in mathematics and computer science. She received her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in 2009. From 2009-2012 she was at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee as a Science Foundation Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow.
Gail Lowry, of Indianapolis (46205), is the vice president for development and alumni engagement. She graduated in 1986 from the University of Evansville with a bachelor's degree in political science.
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Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential four-year undergraduate liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus located 20 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis. The college prepares men and women for challenging careers and fulfilling lives through the liberal arts, offering its approximately 1,000 students 28 majors, 36 minors and eight pre-professional programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit www.franklincollege.edu.