Tau Beta Pi inducts new members

December 20, 2021

The Mississippi State chapter of Tau Beta Pi, an honors society for engineering students, recently added 38 new members during its fall induction ceremony.

Open to all engineering concentrations, Tau Beta Pi invites students based on grade point average and major-specific requirements.

“This semester, we returned many of the initiation traditions, such as prospective members obtaining faculty signatures to confirm their high scholastic achievement and exemplary character,” said Matthew Priddy, the Tau Beta Pi chapter advisor and assistant professor of mechanical engineering in MSU’s Bagley College of Engineering. “We were also able to honor the initiates with a post-initiation dinner in the Union Ballroom. The dinner was sponsored by Ray Dillon, a Mississippi State alumnus and fellow Tau Bate. His generosity allowed us to celebrate these initiates in a way that is deserving of their success in and outside of the classroom.”

Tau Beta Pi is the oldest universal engineering honor society and the second oldest honor society in the United States. It was founded at Lehigh University in 1885 and has over 248 chapters and 594,000 members at colleges and universities today. Mississippi State’s chapter, Mississippi Alpha, was established in 1928 and was the first chapter in Mississippi.

This semester’s inductees include:

Samuel Benjamin Bates – Mechanical engineering

Zachary Hull Boyles – Mechanical engineering

Levi Raye Brady – Mechanical engineering

Samuel Kelly Carpenter – Civil engineering

Stephanie Marie Cates – Biomedical engineering

Tai Wai Cheng – Mechanical engineering

Kailey Nicole Clinton – Biomedical engineering

Courtney NiCole Cochran – Chemical engineering

Hubert Williams Couch – Biomedical engineering

William A Crider – Mechanical engineering

Padyn Callie Davis – Biomedical engineering

Haley Anne Delcher – Biomedical engineering

Andrew Max Donald – Electrical engineering

Connor Bryce Douglas – Computer science

Mackenzie Danyel Ellenberger – Computer engineering

Kyler Ashton Farrar – Computer engineering

Tanner Morrow Hess – Software engineering

Cody Stephen Hudson – Electrical engineering

Sophie Elizabeth Jones – Biomedical engineering

Dong Min Kang – Industrial engineering

Kevin Nathan Liao – Computer science

Arlene Lopez – Biomedical engineering

Dalton Reece Lovitt – Software engineering

Brandon Shelby Lynchard – Computer science

Wilson Andres Martinez Diaz – Software engineering

Nathan Manh-Truong Ngo – Biomedical engineering

Xavier Jordan Person – Biomedical engineering

Nicholas Andrew Pritchard – Chemical engineering

Marlie Nicole Riddell – Mechanical engineering

Mae Lizabeth Riffel – Chemical engineering

Miguel Mauricio Rivera Alonzo – Mechanical engineering

Matthew Joseph Sinclair – Mechanical engineering

Kyler Sheldon Smith – Computer engineering

Brian Michael Sullivan – Mechanical engineering

Walker Joseph Thames – Electrical engineering

Alayna Lynn Todd – Chemical engineering

Xuan Quyen Tran – Chemical engineering

Margaret Kayleigh White – Industrial engineering

The Bagley College of Engineering is online at www.bagley.msstate.edu and can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube at @msuengineering.

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

By Philip Allison