Local student inducted into Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society


George B. Barker, a member of the class of 2020 at Washington and Lee University, was recently inducted into Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, which is limited to students who complete the first term of their first year with superior academic records.

To be eligible for Phi Eta Sigma, a student must be in the top 20 percent of the class at the end of his or her first term. Seventy-seven first-year students were initiated at a ceremony held at the end of March.

“The academic accomplishments of the first year class, individually and collectively, are very impressive,” said Jason Rodocker, Associate Dean of

Students, dean for first-year experience and adviser to the W&L chapter

of Phi Eta Sigma. “Many Phi Eta Sigma inductees will obtain further academic accolades including graduate fellowships.”

-Submitted by Julie Cline