Rhodes Students and Faculty Join Iota Sigma Pi

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Publication Date: 9/7/2007


Twenty Rhodes students and two faculty members have been inducted into Iota Sigma Pi, a national honor society for women in chemistry.  The major objectives of the organization are to promote interest in chemistry among women students, to foster mutual advancement in academic, business and social life, and to stimulate personal accomplishment in chemical fields.

Iota Sigma Pi was founded in 1902.  Today, more than 10,000 members have been initiated and 40 local chapters have been established at various colleges and universities. The Rhodium chapter of Iota Sigma Pi, established in 2006, is the first group in Tennessee.

Pictured are the 2007 inductees. They are (front row, l-r) Elyssa Rubertino, Stephanie Olds, Elizabeth Wingo, Nicole Thomas, Kelly Hoth, Ambreen Mardhani, Leah John, Megan McKenna; (2nd row, l-r) Caroline Cook, Whitney Barham, Jamie Glancy, Deena Patel, Susan Wang, Sydney Milton; (3rd row, l-r) Brittany Solar, Haynes Kleimeyer, Taylor Butker, Dr. Julie Le (faculty advisor), Dr. Loretta Jackson-Hayes, Kelly McKenzie, Mandie Lutin and Mandy Shum.  Not in the picture:  Dr. Darlene Loprete.