MSU Society of Scholars adds 21 spring-semester members

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MSU’s 2016 Society of Scholars class includes: (front, l-r) Lien Van Geel, Sarah K. Kleinwechter, Adam C. Niolet, Amy E. Pate, Jenny M. Cox, Emily M. Farrar, (second row, l-r) Hannah V. Warren, Logan Chaney, Zachary J. Warren, Cornelia Griesche, Natalie M. Jones, (third row, l-r) Sarah A. Jolly, Julie E. Nott, Caroline Collins, Terah Winborne, (back, l-r) Ridgeland Clay Dabbs, Megan E. Spade, Madison L. Buras, Robert S. Billingsley, and Christine N. Mazzola. Not pictured is John F. Bathon. (Photo by Robert Lewis)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Twenty-one Mississippi State seniors are new members of the university’s prestigious Society of Scholars in the Arts and Sciences.

Each semester, the honor organization recognizes top students in all academic majors who have demonstrated the highest standards of scholastic excellence while pursuing a broad exposure to courses in the arts, sciences and humanities.

Students selected for the vigorous screening process must have demonstrated a sound foundation in languages, mathematics, sciences, oral and written communication, humanities and social sciences.

In addition to Mississippi, the 2016 spring scholar class represents Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas. The group includes (by hometown):

AMORY—Ridgeland Clay Dabbs, a microbiology major.

BAY ST. LOUIS—Caroline L. Collins, a political science major.

BROOKHAVEN—Terah Winborne, a chemistry major.

ELLISVILLE—Hannah V. Warren, an English major, and Zachary J. Warren, a history major.

FLOWOOD—Natalie M. Jones, an English and sociology double-major.

HOMEWOOD, Alabama—Megan E. Spade, a geosciences major.

KELLER, Texas—Sarah K. Kleinwechter, a marketing and foreign language double-major.

LAUREL—Robert S. Billingsley, a biological sciences major.

LIZELLA, Georgia—Julie E. Nott, a mathematics major.

MADISON—Jenny M. Cox, a business information systems major.

MURRIETA, California—John F. Bathon, a geosciences major.

PASS CHRISTIAN—Emily M. Farrar, a civil engineering major.

SCOTTSBORO, Alabama—Logan Chaney, a criminology major.

SLIDELL, Louisiana—Madison L. Buras, a biological sciences major.

STARKVILLE—Cornelia Griesche, an economics major; Christine N. Mazzola, a physics major; and Lien Van Geel, a foreign language and English double-major.

SUWANEE, Georgia—Sarah A. Jolly, an anthropology and history double-major.

TAMPA, Fla.—Amy E. Pate, a secondary education and political science double-major.

VICKSBURG—Adam C. Niolet, a biochemistry and psychology double-major.

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