UVa-Wise inducts new Darden Society members

The Darden Society of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise added 39 new members during its induction ceremony on April 29 in the Fred B. Greear Gymnasium.
 
The Darden Society, the College’s oldest honor society, is named for Colgate W. Darden Jr., former governor of Virginia and former president of the University of Virginia. His belief in higher education and love for Southwest Virginia brought him to lend support essential to the founding and growth of UVa-Wise. The late E. L. “Buck” Henson Jr., professor emeritus of history, founded the Darden Society in 1964.
 
Darden Society membership is based upon high scholarly achievement and intellectual promise. Sophomores become eligible for membership by completing their first three semesters in residence at the College with uniformly superior records. Faculty members of their respective major departments must nominate juniors and seniors.
 
Inductees for the 2009-2010 academic year are:
 
VIRGINIA
 
Abingdon

Mary Katherine Phipps
Steven Cory Osborne
 
Afton

Erin Dotson
 
Appalachia
 
Sheila Ann Hamblin
 
Big Stone Gap

Alli Dietz
Laura Stamper
 
Bluefield

Dakota Thomas

Bristol

Joshua R. Fleenor
Edwin Grimes Harris II
 
Castlewood

Jordan Elizabeth Banner

Clinchco

Evan Wesley McCowan
 
Clintwood

Daniel Vanover
 
Coeburn
 
Emili Fleming
April Dawn Huff
 
Galax

Brandon Alford
 
Glade Spring
 
Jessica Lynn Statzer
 
Goochland
 
Barklie Braswell Estes
 
Hurley

Marvin Scott Hurley
 
Lebanon

Tabitha Lynn McCoy
 
Marion

Aaron Wolfe
 
McClure

Nicholas Moss
 
Midlothian

Elizabeth Grubbs
 
Norton

Sarah Smith
Elisha Alexander
 
Pennington Gap

Lloyd Tomlinson
 
Pound
 
Kayla Danielle Balthis
Leah Boggs
Sara Brooke Stidham
 
Pounding Mill

Chelsea Ratliff
 
St. Paul
 
Alicia Jones

Vansant

Jason Cecil Looney
 
Wise

Stephanie Adkins
Allie Blevins
Rachel M. Hensley
Douglas Mathew Pennington
Chelsea Rose
 
KENTUCKY
 
Whitesburg, Kentucky
 
Heather Blair

NEVADA
 
Las Vegas
 
Caitlyn Boyd
 
ROMANIA
 
Sibiu

Andrada Cornea