MC inducts new Alpha Gamma Sigma members

MC’s Alpha Gamma Sigma inducts new members during 2019 ceremony

May 22, 2019

Maryville College’s Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Scholarship Society inducted new members during a ceremony held April 6 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: Colby Beach ’19, an exercise science major from Alcoa, Tenn.; Caitlin Blair ’19, an exercise science major from Maryville, Tenn.; Gabriella Chavarria ’19, a child development major from Philadelphia, Tenn.; Victoria Cox ’19, a child development with teacher licensure major from Friendsville, Tenn.; Connor Davis ’19, a finance/accounting major from Maryville, Tenn.; Emily Dobias ’19, a psychology major from Knoxville, Tenn.; Danielle Everett ’19, a psychology major from Seymour, Tenn.; Kelsie Hibben ’19, a biochemistry major from Corryton, Tenn.; Taylor Leonard ’19, a neuroscience major from Knoxville, Tenn.; Lana Linebarger ’19, a psychology and criminal justice double-major from Afton, Tenn.; Cassidy Mahan ’19, a psychology major from Knoxville, Tenn.; Lillian Marttala ’19, an exercise science major from McMinnville, Tenn.;  Elli McMillen ’19, an English literature major from Knoxville, Tenn.; Ian Schomer ’19, a mathematics major from Knoxville, Tenn.; Emma Schwarzmann ’19, an American Sign Language (ASL)-English Interpreting and ASL-Deaf Studies double-major from Lexington, Va.; Brienna Vargas ’19, a psychology major from Maryville, Tenn.; Kai Wang ’19, a child development major from Shijiazhuang, China; Megan Wright ’19, an English literature major from Maryville, Tenn.; Mackenzie Yaksic ’19, a writing communication major from Gatlinburg, Tenn.; and Taylor Youell ’19, a child development and finance/accounting major from Chattanooga, Tenn.


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.”