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Golden Chain Honorees 2016

120716feature_goldenchainUNCG’s Golden Chain Honor Society recently inducted 26 new members. The students recognized were chosen for their demonstration of leadership, scholarship, service, tolerance, judgement, magnanimity and character.

The Golden Chain organization, unique to the UNCG campus, was created in 1948 to recognize students who have made significant and meaningful contributions to the university community. “Golden” denotes excellence and rarity, and “chain” signifies linkage – a binding together of past generations of students who served the university with students of today and those generations yet to come.

This semester’s induction class:

  • Corinne Blythe is a Kinesiology major who is regularly recognized on the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll and the SoCon’s Academic Honor Roll.
  • Margaret “Maggie” Bozovich, is a Communications Studies major who volunteers her time as a dance teacher for Glenwood Family Ministries. She is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Communications Honors Society.
  • Mitchell Byers, a Geographic Information Systems major, serves as a managing consultant in the UNCG Speaking Center, and has served as the President of the Swim Club for the past two years.
  • Jessica Clifford, a Communication Studies major, is an active volunteer with the Weatherspoon Art Museum and a staff writer for The Carolinian.
  • Siddisee Hirpa, a Communication Studies major, is active in a variety of organizations including The Korean Student Association. She also serves as a Desk Assistant within the Office of Housing and Residence Life and the Kumon Learning Center.
  • Justin Jordan is a Marketing major and a member of UNCG’s men’s basketball team. He served as a guest motivational speaker for Able Kids in Charlotte, NC, where he highlighted the importance of building good study habits, respecting authority and establishing solid character.
  • Brandon King, a Biology major, is also a member of UNCG’s cross country/track team, a University Marshal, and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
  • Tyshona Knight, a Sociology major and an African American Studies minor, has provided service work through the Girls Reaching Out organization.
  • Zachary Kuchmaner, a Finance major, is also a member of the UNCG baseball team. He has been named to the SOCON All-Academic Team, and is a part of the Student Athlete Advisory Council.
  • Em Lampkin, an English major, serves as a consultant in both the UNCG Speaking and Writing Centers. He has completed the Bronze Level Leadership Challenge and is a member of the National Residence Hall Honorary.
  • Kathleen Mansure, a Kinesiology major, is also a passionate runner and a member of UNCG’s cross country/track team. She has participated in the Feed All Regardless of Means program since 2013 and has held numerous leadership roles.
  • Alexis Mourier, a Kinesiology major, is a volunteer tutor at Trinity’s Table and a member of UNCG’s volleyball team.
  • Ashley Muench, a Kinesiology major and a member of the UNCG volleyball team, is the Rayna Taylor SOCON Freshman of the Year. She has volunteered at our local animal shelter and coached for a youth sand volleyball team.
  • Shelby Panttaja, a Nutrition major and a volunteer with the Greensboro Urban Ministry, is currently completing a research project addressing health and wellness issues among refugees, through the Center of New North Carolinians. On campus, she applies what she learns in her with her work with the Food Recovery Network and the Nutrition Club.
  • Ena Prskalo, a Sociology major who speaks Russian, Bosnian, Serbian, and Croatian, has presented her research at various conferences and has received UNCG’s Undergraduate Research and Creativity Award.
  • Aubry Ray, a Human Nutrition and Dietetics major, is working on an undergraduate research project examining food insecurity amongst newly arrived refugees. She is Vice President of the UNCG Food Recovery Network, volunteers with Backpack Beginnings, and implemented a nutrition education program at Rankin Elementary.
  • Antonio Roberson, an Information Systems and Supply Chain Management major, is a Spartan of Promise recipient. His extensive co-curricular record includes serving as President of Activities and Campus Events (ACE), Facility Manager for the Elliott University Center, Web Manager for the Carolinian, and as a peer academic leader in the Bryan School of Business.
  • Kimberly Shaver, a Kinesiology major and a member UNCG’s women’s soccer team has provided over 500 hours of volunteer service to the community.
  • Phillip Sheldon, a triple major in Sociology, Religion and History, is a member of Alpha Beta Kappa and Phi Beta Kappa. This fall, he won an undergraduate research award for his project studying the intersection of public health and housing for immigrant and refugee residents.
  • Rachel Sieczkowski, a Communications Studies major, is a Managing Consultant at UNCG’s Speaking Center and a member of Chi Omega. She volunteers many hours for Susan G. Komen and the Make a Wish Foundation.
  • David Spain is a Nutrition major who served in the U.S. Army before coming to UNCG. He volunteers with the UNCG Community Garden Project and the Undergraduate Nutrition Club.
  • Melanie Spensiero is Kinesiology major and the 2017 captain of the UNCG women’s soccer team. She has received several honors for her athletic achievements. She has volunteered throughout the community, representing the soccer team.
  • Preston Stephenson, a Human Nutrition and Dietetics major, has volunteered with the Out of the Garden Project and at several long-term care programs supporting the aging community.
  • Elisven Villatoro, a senior Human Nutrition and Dietetics major, is active in a variety of student leadership experiences including LeaderShape, Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, and the gold level of the Leadership Challenge curriculum.
  • Katherine “Katie” Wagner, an Elementary Education major, is a member of the UNCG volleyball team and currently serves as team captain for the second consecutive year. She has also been a member of the Student Academic Advisory Council and Campus Outreach.
  • Bailey Williams, an Environmental Studies major, is also a member of the UNCG women’s basketball team. Additionally, she is American Sign Language Certified and volunteers with the CROP Walk and Grace Community Church.

Text, from the event, courtesy UNCG Student Affairs.