Nine students from Lilburn were among the 404 new students initiated into the Georgia Southern University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, a national honor society for college freshmen:
To be eligible, initiates earn a minimum GPA of 3.6 while enrolled full-time. The University is proud of these high achieving students and the outstanding freshman class.
Phi Eta Sigma recognizes and promotes academic and service excellence among first-year students. The oldest and largest freshman honor society, Phi Eta Sigma was founded at the University of Illinois in 1923. The honor society now has 371 chartered chapters throughout the United States. In 2010, it inducted its 1,000,000th initiate. For more information on Georgia Southern's chapter, visit http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/fye/PhiEtaSigma.htm.
Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 117 degree programs serving more than 20,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University is one of the Top 10 most popular universities in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report, and is a top choice of Georgia's HOPE scholars. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu.
(Editor's note: This article was taken from a ReadMedia Newswire press release.)