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Nine inducted into National Honor Society

Nine UW-River Falls students majoring in horticulture were recently inducted into Pi Alpha Xi-Alpha Zeta Chapter. Pi Alpha Xi is a national honor society for floriculture and ornamental horticulture.

The students included Kimberly Bode, a senior from Faribault, Minn.; Galen Walker, a senior from River Falls; Darrick Wotachek, a junior from Mishicot; Kimberly Hadler, a senior from Goodhue, Minn.; Diane Henrickson, a senior from Lakeville, Minn.; Lacey Larson, a junior from Lakeland, Minn.; Holly Laures, a senior from Rochester, Minn.; Lisa Wagenknecht, a senior from Cottage Grove, Minn.; and Danielle Doyle, a senior from Shoreview, Minn.

Only the top students in the junior and senior classes with a demonstrated interest in horticulture are invited to join Pi Alpha Xi. Students must have earned an academic grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 system, which would be the equivalent of a "B" grade, be of junior or senior standing, and have promise of continued activity and interest in the field.

Pi Alpha Xi promotes high scholarship, fellowship, professional leadership, and the enrichment of human life through plants. Nationally there are 32 chapters, which are located at universities with four-year horticulture programs. The organization also is a co-sponsor of the annual National Intercollegiate Floral Crop Quality Evaluation and Design Contest. There are 112 students majoring in horticulture in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at UW-RF.

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