The Environmental Geosciences program at Concord University has founded the Theta Theta Chapter of Sigma Gamma Epsilon (SGE), the National Honor Society for the Earth Sciences.

SGE was founded in 1915 and is the oldest academic honor society in the United States. SGE strives for the scholastic, scientific, and professional advancement of its members and works to develop a network of colleges and universities nationwide that are devoted to the advancement of the Earth Sciences.

This year is significant to Concord because the chapter was founded on the centennial of the society at its National Conference held March 27-29, 2015. Two of the founding members of Concord’s chapter, Savannah Ballengee and Addison Hostetler, represented Concord University at the conference, at which time the Theta Theta chapter was officially installed.

Founding members of the Concord chapter include Savannah Ballengee (President), Matthew Merson (Vice President), Addison Hostetler (Secretary), Suzanne Skeldon (Treasurer), Daniel Lilly, Michael Green, Sierra Foust, and Jeffery Dalton. Dr. Joseph L. Allen serves as advisor for the chapter.