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Danville Community College students initiated in the Iota Zeta Chapter of Alpha Beta Gamma business honor society are shown at a ceremony held recently. Left to right, are: (first row): Steve Oake, Grace Myers, Gail Jones, Jeffrey Piercy, Alicia Van Ness, Shevon Welch and Charlene Lee; (second row): Luvennia Williams, Ryan Williams, Whitney Washington, Elizabeth Haynes, Gladys Parker, Amanda Yates and Edward Huffman; (third row): Maxine Powell, Debra Kreger, Wendy Brannock, Elizabeth Hundley, Tonya Sims and Emily Tobin; (fourth row): Jody Bray, Chad Hancock, James Lewis, Vicky Arrington and Cynthia Scearce; (fifth row): Scott Russell, Jacqueline Edwards, Felicia Culley, Karen Stallard and Karen Barksdale. Back row are faculty advisors Vince Decker, David Bonebright and Linda Wilborne. Not pictured is faculty advisor Charlie Adams.

DANVILLE, VA, February 28, 2011 – Thirty-four Danville Community College students were recently initiated into the DCC chapter (Iota Zeta) of Alpha Beta Gamma, the International Business honor society, established in 1970 to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year business and professional college students. The society is a member of The Association of College Honor Societies and has initiated more than 65,500 members.

To be eligible for the honor society, initiates must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the courses for their business-related major and at least a 3.0 overall GPA. Majors of the initiates represent the following associate degree programs: Accounting, Administrative Support Technology, Business Management, Business Administration, Information Systems Technology, Marketing and Technical Studies.
The 2011 initiates include:

City of Danville Residents
Karen Barksdale
Wendy Brannock
Felicia Culley
Jacqueline Edwards
Edward Huffman
Gail Jones
Debra Kreger
Steven Oake
Gladys Parker
Jeffrey Piercy
Scott Russell
Cynthia Scearce
Tonya Sims
Karen Stallard
Emily Tobin
Melinda Walden
Shevon Welch
Luvennia Williams
Ryan Demetrius Williams
Amanda Yates

Pittsylvania County Residents
Elizabeth Hundley, Axton
James Lewis, Axton
Vicky Arrington, Blairs
Alicia Van Ness, Chatham
Grace Myers, Gretna
Melinda Williams, Hurt
James Satterfield, Sutherlin
Whitney Washington, Sutherlin

Halifax County Residents
Charlene Lee, Alton
Maxine Powell, South Boston

Initiates from Other Localities
Chad Hancock, Bassett
Jody Bray, Martinsville
Jennifer Thomas, Milton, NC
Elizabeth Haynes, Pelham, NC

Chapter advisors are Charlie Adams, Professor of Information Systems Technology; David Bonebright, Professor of Marketing and Business Management; Vince Decker, Professor of Business Management; and Linda Wilborne, Assistant Professor of Business Management.


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