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Dance honor society chapter chartered at Georgia College

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February 11, 2013

Twenty-two students became the first Georgia College members of Chi Tau Epsilon, an honor society for dance.Chi Tau Epsilon members.Chi Tau Epsilon members.

The organization was established at Georgia College in February. It is the fifth chapter in the nation.

“I have wanted a dance honorary, and particularly Chi Tau Epsilon since I was president of this organization at University of Southern Mississippi, my undergraduate institution,” said Amelia Pelton, director of dance. 

The organization was formed in 1967 at Texas Christian University to promote dance and scholarship.

“Chi Tau members are encouraged to go out into the community and perform, promote dance, teach in the schools, and to volunteer with charity organizations,” said Pelton.

Members must be a dance minor or dance major and have a 3.00 GPA.

“Having a dance honorary will help the Georgia College dance minor program in many ways,” said Pelton. “It will unite and organize the students to not only promote dance at the university, but also in the community." 

Pictured on the front row left to right:  Alexa Hunsinger, Stephanie Kusminski, Treasurer Miles Daly, Chi Tau Epsilon President Erica Beale, Vice President Azaria Hogans, Secretary Shae Oyewole, Ashton Astinasi, Laura Elizabeth Martin, Olivia Meeks, and Niki Vanden Hoek.  On the top row, left to right:  Adviser and GC Director of Dance Amelia Pelton, Kristen Stack, Dance instructor Julie Mulvihill, Iris Cochran, Leah Keelan, Katherine Darsie, Elena Henson, Gabby DePhillips, Morgan Henry, and Johnny Dillon.  Not pictured: Ross Daniel and Erin Borain.

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