HIGH POINT, N.C., April 21, 2010 – High Point University honored select fraternity and sorority members by inducting them into the campus’s Omicron Psi chapter of the Order of Omega on April 7.
The Order of Omega is a national society honoring juniors and seniors of social Greek organizations for exceptional achievement in scholarship, service and leadership.
The 15 new members include Alyssa Bellefleur, Marissa Davis-McPherson, Tierney Gallagher, Aline Kazanjian, Benjamin Kern, Bradley Lawson, Brittany Loomis, Allison Lowry, Andrew Realon, Jenna Roby and Nicole Van Hessen. Officers are Jason Parr, president; Martha Flowers, vice president; David Rad, secretary; and Leah Wilson, treasurer.
“We reactivated the Omicron Psi chapter at HPU last spring in order to honor students and foster academic excellence among Greeks on campus,” says Meredith McCrea, Greek Life Coordinator at HPU. “Each Order of Omega chapter may only induct 15 members or 3 percent of the Greek population each year, so being asked to join is quite an honor.”
Of the 15 new members, five are current or former presidents of their own fraternity or sorority, two have held or currently hold a vice president position within the Inter-fraternity Council or Panhellenic Council, and all have at least a 3.4 grade point average.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on http://twitter.com/highpointu.
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