Marietta College inducts 11 students into chemistry honorary

Gamma Sigma Epsilon chapter is new to College

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MARIETTA, OHIO (06/15/2017) During the spring semester, 11 students were inducted as founding members of Marietta College's new chapter of the Gamma Sigma Epsilon - a chemistry honorary.

Inductees at Marietta College were chosen based on their academic performance in chemistry courses, overall academic performance at the college, and character.

The inductees are Megan Bache '17 (Westland, Michigan), Adam Garlow '17 (Vincent, Ohio), Teresa Kuhns '17 (Quaker City, Ohio), Dallas Montag '17 (Belmont, Ohio), Rachel Stahl '17 (Oley, Pennsylvania), Nikki Young '17 (Laurelville, Ohio), YuXi Zhou '17 (Beijing, China), Daniel Carlsen '18 (Vincent, Ohio), Casey Lassiter '18 (Spencer, West Virginia), Jason Miller '18 (Sardis, Ohio) and Bobby Thomas '18 (Vincent, Ohio).

Dr. Kevin Pate, McCoy Professor of Chemistry, said the inductees are either headed to graduate school, medical school, veterinary school, dental school, physician assistant school - or likely will be headed to one of those places after graduation.

"We couldn't be prouder that these eleven students represent the beginnings of a new chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon on the Marietta College campus," Pate said.

Gamma Sigma Epsilon is a national chemistry honor society founded in 1919 at Davidson College. The Society is governed by a National Executive Council of elected officers and meets in biennial conventions for the purpose of governance, fellowship, and scientific exchange.

"GSE is an interesting honorary because they really push active membership. It's not just something to add to a resume," Pate said. "The 11 students being honored are outstanding students and outstanding people."

Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy begun in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers 45 majors and has been listed among Barron's Best Buys in College Education and Peterson's Competitive Colleges, and has been recognized as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation's best by