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Phalanx Honor Society Inducts  New Members
Twenty-four students have been inducted into Rensselaer’s Phalanx Honor Society. Phalanx honors student leadership, service, and devotion to the university, and celebrates those who have “worked to better the standing of Rensselaer both on and off campus.” New members are selected—or “tapped”—by the student members of Phalanx. Daniel Horvath, president of Phalanx, and Jordan Hagaman, vice president, presided over the March 22 tapping ceremony, which was attended by Phalanx members, family and friends of the inductees, and others from the Rensselaer community.

Frank Wright, director of undergraduate programs in the Lally School of Management & Technology, delivered the Darrin Address. Wright was the winner of the 2008 David M. Darrin Counseling Award, which is presented annually by Phalanx during Commencement.

Steve Allard, operations manager; Tim “Tofu Tim” Cummings, Sodexho; and John Kolb ’79, vice president for information services and technology and CIO, were inducted into Phalanx as honorary members.

In addition, nine students were inducted into the White Key Society, Rensselaer’s junior honor society, for the promise they have shown as leaders as freshmen and sophomores.

Since 1912, the year that Phalanx was established, 1,383 members have been named to the organization. New Phalanx and White Key members for 2009 comprise only one half of 1 percent of Rensselaer’s total resident undergraduate and graduate students.

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