American International College students were recently recognized for their campus and community involvement. The 11 students were inducted into Who's Who Among Students at American Universities and Colleges.

Families, friends, faculty and staff filled the Bradley Room on Thursday, November 29 for the ceremony, as Brian O'Shaughnessey, Interim Dean of Students/Residence Life, presented each student with a plaque.

Students are nominated for inclusion in Who's Who by campus committees and directory editors on the basis of academic achievement, service to their community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

"Who's Who" has been published since 1934, and includes students from more than 2,300 institutions of higher learning in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign nations.

The following students were inducted:

Spencer, MA Christine Bourret, Psychology

Vice President of the Outdoor Club, member of the Student Activities Committee Model Congress, ACE Member, Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, Dance Marathon- assistant chairperson (founder) and a member of the Faculty Appellate Court.

Lynn, Mass. John Chambers,Physical Therapy

Orientation Leader, Student Activities Chairperson, Founder/Captain of the Club, Baseball team, Personal Trainer in the fitness center and a member of the Outdoor Club.

Pawtucket, R.I. Silas Cooper, Criminal Justice and Political Science

SGA (Student Body President), Orientation Leader, member of the Ace Program, Honors Program, Rugby Team, Model Congress, Peer Mentor and a Phonation Supervisor.

Denmark Johnni Dideriksen, Economics/Finance

SGA Executive Parliamentarian, member of the AIC Rugby team, SIFE, a Peer Mentor, a Residence Advisor and a Summer Orientation Leader.

Chicopee, Mass. Gene Gonzalez, Biology

Member of the Biology Club, LASO Club, Anime Buzz a Resident Life Student Worker, a SGA Junior Class Rep, Tape Yearbook editor, Baseball Club Manager and the Theta Chi Treasurer.

Randolph, Mass. Rochelle Higgins, Healthcare Management

A member of the AIC Rugby team, president of the Gospel Choir, a Conquerors Christian Org. Representative, vice president of Student Government, a writer for the student newspaper, Yellow Jacket and a member of SIFE.

Springfield, Mass. Jeffery Hyde, Accounting

A member of the ACE Program, President of SIFE (Student in Free Enterprise), president of AIC Pep Band, and a Senior Class Representative in Student Government.

Brooklyn, New York Dana Murray, Sociology

A Project Owner for SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise), a member of LASO (Latin American Students Organization), an actor in the Garret Players theater group, a Youth Leader for Teatro V! da , Senior Intern for Governor Deval Patrick, Western Mass Office and a volunteer for the Governor's Safe Supportive Youth Initiative (SSYI ).

Providence, R.I. Toneisha Mendes, Criminal Justice

Co-president of P.R.I.D.E. (Persons Ready in Defense of Ebony) Vice President of POWER, Senior Class Representative for Student Government, a Peer Mentor, a member of ACE, the Women’s Organization, African Student Association (ASA), and a participant in the Anti-Bullying Walk, Suicide Prevention Walk and Domestic Violence Awareness/Prevention.

Hartford, Conn. Corey Newton, Accounting

A Peer Mentor, Assistant Resident Director, member of the Campus Broadcast Network (NOW), Students In Free Enterprise, Jamaican Progressive League Scholarship recipient, and a member of the AIC Rugby team

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Angeliki Rassias, Criminal Justice and Psychology

A member of the AIC Women’s Soccer team, Psi Chi, Criminal Justice Honors Club, AIC Tennis team and an Upward Bound Mentor