MC’s Alpha Gamma Sigma inducts 22 students during 2016 ceremony

MC’s Alpha Gamma Sigma inducts 22 students during 2016 ceremony

May 17, 2016

Twenty-two Maryville College students were inducted into the College’s Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Scholarship Society during a ceremony held May 14, 2016 in the Samuel Tyndale Wilson Center for Campus Ministry.

The purpose of Alpha Gamma Sigma, according to its constitution, is to “encourage thorough scholarship and to stimulate interest in cultural pursuits among the students of the College.” Membership is extended to the top 10 percent (by GPA) of students with senior standing at the start of the spring semester who are eligible to graduate with honors. A junior of exceptional ability and scholarship may be elected into the society through a unanimous vote of the active membership.

The following seniors are the College’s newest inductees of Alpha Gamma Sigma:

Kyle Lucas Anthony, a political science major from Union County, Tenn.; Robert Scott Anthony, a neuroscience (psychology) major from Maryville, Tenn.; Rachael Elaine Chesnutt, an art major from Seymour, Tenn; Hannah Noel Chretien, an international studies and economics double major from Chattanooga, Tenn.; Chandni Mohan Dularam, a finance/accounting and economics double major from Sevierville, Tenn.; Carly Paige Filicky, a psychology major from Knoxville, Tenn; Ariana Lee Hansen, a design major from Sevierville, Tenn.;

Linda Darlene Hinkle, a psychology (counseling) major from Bradshaw, W.Va.; Matthew Blake Jenkins, a computer science major from Lenoir City, Tenn.; April Dawn Jennings, a psychology major from Southmont, N.C.; Megan Elizabeth Jilka, a Spanish major from Westmoreland, Kan.; Megan Elyse Kolb, a music education (vocal) with teacher licensure major from Birmingham, Ala.; Evelyn Abigail Linkous, a writing communication major from Clarkrange, Tenn.; Lounedine Louis, a psychology major from Fort Myers, Fla;

Amy Nichole McCarroll Oaks, a psychology (counseling) major from Louisville, Tenn.; Raine Elizabeth Palmer, a writing communication major from Maryville, Tenn; Ephraimia Rose Pearson, a writing communication major from Powell, Tenn.; Taylor Nicole Rigatti, an international studies major from Maryville, Tenn.; Natalie Jeanne Stanley, a psychology major from Houston, Texas; Joel Cuttler Thornton, a history major from Alpharetta, Ga.; and Caleb Kemp Willis, a biochemistry major from Hillsboro, Tenn.

One junior inducted   

Ryan Samuel Haley, a chemistry major from Maryville, Tenn., was this year’s junior inductee.

Last year’s inductees recognized

The junior inductee from 2015, Cole Jagger Lazerus Burns, a finance/accounting and child development and learning double major from Maryville, Tenn., was also recognized.

By Chloe Kennedy, Assistant Director of Communications


Maryville College is a nationally-ranked institution of higher learning and one of America’s oldest colleges. For more than 200 years, we’ve educated students to be giving citizens and gifted leaders, to study everything, so that they are prepared for anything — to address any problem, engage with any audience and launch successful careers right away. Located in Maryville, Tennessee, between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the city of Knoxville, Maryville College offers nearly 1,200  students from around the world both the beauty of a rural setting and the advantages of an urban center, as well as more than 60 majors, seven pre-professional programs and career preparation from their first day on campus to their last. Today, our 10,000 alumni are living life strong of mind and brave of heart and are prepared, in the words of our Presbyterian founder, to “do good on the largest possible scale.”