Ever since the Golden Chain Honor Society was founded in 1948, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has been recognizing students for excellence both in the classroom and the community.

“The Golden Chain Honor Society gives UNCG a unique way to recognize and celebrate students who are outstanding not only in their academic accomplishments, but in numerous other ways as well,” said Dr. Cherry Callahan, vice chancellor for student affairs and member of the Golden Chain. “Students inducted into the Golden Chain have demonstrated leadership, service and other character traits that set them apart.”

This semester, 27 deserving students were inducted into the Golden Chain Honor Society. Inductees must be a junior or senior with a grade point average of 3.25 or higher and must exhibit the qualities of leadership, scholarship, service, judgment, tolerance, magnanimity and character.

The Fall 2015 Golden Chain inductees are Shaikhah Almesbah, a senior majoring in human nutrition/dietetics; Katlyn Ayers, a senior majoring in elementary education; Essma Boucteb, a senior majoring in communication studies; William Bryan, a senior majoring in communication studies; Andrew Byrum, a senior majoring in sociology; Whitney Kristina Coleman, a senior majoring in kinesiology; Noah DeAngelo, a senior majoring in biology; Zechariah Etheridge, a senior majoring in sociology and African American and African diaspora studies; Zoe Fishman, a senior majoring in business administration; Yasmin Franco, a junior majoring in nursing; Kathryn Haynes, a senior majoring in communication studies; Rachel Isom, a senior majoring in human nutrition/dietetics; Kayla Marie Kennard, majoring in consumer, apparel and retail studies; Jordy Kuiper, a junior majoring in special studies; Katy Link, a senior majoring in international business; Jessica Madsen, a senior majoring in business administration; Virginia McLean, a senior majoring in consumer, apparel and retail studies; Maurice Moore, a senior majoring in African American and African diaspora studies; Rashmi Muthukkumar, a junior majoring in biology; Evan R. Rees, a senior majoring in chemistry; Melissa Roberts, a senior majoring in sociology and human development and family studies; Logan Rohde, a junior majoring in mathematics; Rachel Ryding, a senior majoring in sociology; Dakarai Shipp, a junior majoring in kinesiology; Anastasia Shymanovich, a senior majoring in sociology; Antonio Southern, a junior majoring in business administration, and Victoria Wright, a junior majoring in accounting.