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Pinnacle Honor Society

Pinnacle members

USU Pinnacle Membership Application (2015-16)

What is Pinnacle?

Pinnacle is a national honor society for nontrad students, placing emphasis on academic excellence, leadership, service, persistence, and future promise. Seniors and exceptional Juniors are invited to apply. With over 150 chartered institutions on more than 175 campuses, Pinnacle honorees can be found in every corner of our nation. Pinnacle issues charters to accredited colleges and universities which, in turn, select outstanding nontraditional seniors and “rising seniors” for recognition at the local and national level. Pinnacle is proud of its large and diverse institutional membership list, which includes Utah State University. Learn more at http://www.pinnaclespire.org.

Who can join Pinnacle?

Students selected for membership in Pinnacle must meet the following criteria:

  • Qualify as adult or nontraditional students under locally-derived and maintained definitions
  • Preferably have senior status, although exceptional juniors may be selected for membership, and graduate students may be selected for membership in the Graduate Division
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (3.4 GPA for graduate students)
  • Have been involved in at least three (3) campus and/or community activities
  • Demonstrate leadership, persistence, and future promise
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards

How are students selected for membership at Utah State University?

Eligible USU students can apply for membership in Pinnacle each Fall semester. Applications are reviewed and candidates selected by the USU Pinnacle Steering Committee. Contact the Access & Diversity Center for more details.

2014-2015 Pinnacle Honor Society Inductees

Undergraduate Student Inductees

  • Angelina Whitehorse (Blanding)
  • Edward Holloway (Logan)
  • Maribeth Deshotel (Online)
  • Pamela June (Logan)
  • Jessica Butler (Online)
  • Kimbralee Winslow (Logan)

Graduate Student Inductees

  • Qanita Bani Baker (Logan)

Outstanding New Member

Angelina Whitehorse

Outstanding Staff/Faculty Member

Georgiana Simpson

2013-2014 Pinnacle Honor Society Inductees

Undergraduate Student Inductees

  • Melanie Barlow (Logan)
  • Michelle Bingham (Orem)
  • Tina Carlson (Ephraim)
  • Rebecca Dilg (Logan)
  • Katherine Embleton (Salt Lake City)
  • Paul Purser (Logan)
  • Cynthia Reeder (Logan)
  • Kristin Sylvester (Logan)

Graduate Student Inductees

  • Richard Gonzalez (Tooele)
  • Lacey Haggan (Logan)
  • Lori Wood (Logan)

Outstanding New Member

Lacey Haggan (Graduate student in Marriage and Family Therapy, Logan Campus)

Outstanding Staff/Faculty Member

Jill Rasmussen (Assistant Director, Brigham City Campus)

2012-2013 Pinnacle Honor Society Inductees

Undergraduate Student Inductees

  • Jakki Hansen (Logan)
  • Skie H. Jenson (Logan)
  • Heatherly A. Middleton (Vernal)


Graduate Student Inductees

  • Kimberly Heymann (Washington/Distance Education)

Outstanding New Member

Heatherly A. Middleton (Undergraduate student in Family, Consumer, and Human Development, Vernal Campus)

Outstanding Staff/Faculty Member

David Law (Associate Dean, Roosevelt Education Center)


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Taggart Student Center, Room 315

Mailing Address

Nontraditional Student Programs
Access & Diversity Center
0185 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84321-0185



Director/Nontraditional Student Programs
Michelle Bogdan-Holt