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Nine Hopkinsville Community College students inducted into SALUTE Veteran National Honor Society

Hopkinsville Community CollegeHopkinsville, KY – Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) inducted 9 new members to its local chapter of the SALUTE Veteran National Honor Society.

Students selected for recognition through SALUTE received a certificate and military-style challenge coin commemorating their membership in the honor society and their specific level of academic achievement as well as opportunities to network, give and get assistance to fellow members or veterans.

Hopkinsville Community College student SALUTE Veteran National Honor Society inductees: Pictured left to right: Ricky Shaw, Kristie Johnson, Roberto Garcia-Chavez, Roger Anderson, Gloria Poindexter and Malcolm Queen. (Not pictured: Miguel Pica, Chance Oliver and Terry Miller, Jr.)
Hopkinsville Community College student SALUTE Veteran National Honor Society inductees: Pictured left to right: Ricky Shaw, Kristie Johnson, Roberto Garcia-Chavez, Roger Anderson, Gloria Poindexter and Malcolm Queen. (Not pictured: Miguel Pica, Chance Oliver and Terry Miller, Jr.)

Service – Academics – Leadership – Unity – Tribute – Excellence (SALUTE) is the only national honor society, made possible by a generous grant from the American Council on Education/Wal-Mart Foundation, dedicated to recognizing and honoring military and veteran students for their service and outstanding academic performance.

The honor society includes a four-tier system designed to encourage student veterans to improve their GPA: Alpha Tier GPA: 3.75 – 4.00; Bravo Tier GPA: 3.50 – 3.74; Charlie Tier GPA: 3.25 – 3.49 and Delta Tier GPA: 3.00 – 3.24.

The presentation was made by HCC Student Veterans Coordinator Angie Goode.

Inductees included:

  • Malcolm Queen of Clarksville – Bravo Tier
  • Roger Anderson of Clarksville – Delta Tier
  • Roberto Garcia-Chavez of Hopkinsville – Alpha Tier
  • Miguel Pica of Fort Campbell – Bravo Tier
  • Chance Oliver of Dawson Springs – Alpha Tier
  • Terry Miller, Jr. of Clarksville – Charlie Tier
  • Gloria Poindexter of Clarksville – Charlie Tier
  • Kristie Johnson of Oak Grove – Charlie Tier
  • Ricky Shaw of Hopkinsville – Bravo Tier

According to the honor society, membership in SALUTE signifies service, academic excellence and a commitment to high principles and superior lifetime achievements. Students selected for membership either can become part of a locally organized chapter or to the National Chapter.

Local chapters may be organized in the manner preferred by their institution. They may participate in service to their community, serve as leaders at their institution, participate in activism and other activities reflecting the core values of SALUTE.

To learn more about the HCC SALUTE Chapter, call 270.707.3952 or email Angie Goode at . Visit the SALUTE National website at www.salute.colostate.edu or contact the National organization at or 970.491.3909.

About Hopkinsville Community College

For most Pennyrile Kentucky region residents, higher education begins at Hopkinsville Community College (HCC). The college serves thousands of area residents each year as a comprehensive regional learning center providing academic and technical associate degrees; diploma and certificate programs in occupational fields; prebaccalaureate education; adult, continuing and developmental education; customized training for business and industry; and distance learning.

As part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, HCC is a critical component to transforming the region’s economy by providing citizens with the education and training needed for high growth, high wage careers. KCTCS consists of more than 70 campuses and 97,000 students.

For more information, visit Hopkinsville.kctcs.edu

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