Salute 12 7HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (12/7/17) — Hopkinsville Community College inducted nine 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.

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/Walmart 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Visit the SALUTE National website at or contact the National organization at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 970-491-3909.

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.

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