Alpha Alpha Alpha Induction

Four Tri-Alpha inductees hold their certificates as they pose with President Tony Floyd.

Inductees Jasmin Umanzor, Nathan Thompson, Ava Wright, and Deja Benton pose with President Floyd following the induction ceremony.

Mars Hill University recently inducted the first 26 members into Alpha Alpha Alpha, the national honor society for first-generation college students. Alpha Alpha Alpha, or Tri-Alpha, is for first-generation students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2. First-generation college students are those for whom neither of the student’s parents, nor stepparents, nor legal guardians, completed a bachelor’s degree. Tri-Alpha members will receive a blue and grey honor cord to wear at their graduation ceremony.

The inaugural inductees to the Mars Hill chapter are:

Judah Barak – Mars Hill, North Carolina
Bailey Beeman – Leicester, North Carolina
Deja Benton – Asheville, North Carolina
Cassie Berry – Hickory, North Carolina
Caroline Capps – Asheville, North Carolina
Scott Casagrande – Bunn, North Carolina
Victoria Chambers – Covina, California
Cjon Conley – Brevard, North Carolina
Tyler Domangue – West Jefferson, North Carolina
Riley Gall – Jonesborough, Tennessee
Brogan Heavner – Asheville, North Carolina
Courtney Hodges – Hendersonville, North Carolina
Ellie McLain – Church Hill, Tennessee
Rakiyan Moss – Sharpsburg, Georgia
Chandler Nunn – Greenwood, South Carolina
Jaden Rogers – Canton, North Carolina
Hannah Rowe – Asheville, North Carolina
Alejandro Ruvalcaba-Barragan – North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Rebeca Sanchez-Oliveros – Durham, North Carolina
Lauren Sermersheim – Asheville, North Carolina
Darian Smathers – Canton, North Carolina
Madison Thomas – New Bern, North Carolina
Nathan Thompson – Atlanta, Georgia
Jasmin Umanzor – Dallas, North Carolina
Megan Walters – Mooresville, North Carolina
Ava Wright – Morganton, North Carolina

Four members were able to attend an induction ceremony April 18, 2024, in Ponder Atrium.