Alpha Chi Celebrates Academic Achievement
Eleven York College students were inducted
into the Nebraska Epsilon chapter of Alpha Chi, a national honor scholarship
society, in a ceremony on November 20.
To be eligible for Alpha Chi, a student must
be in the top 10 percent of the junior or senior class.
With candle light and robed faculty members, the Alpha Chi inductees recited their vows and were sworn into the club. Inducted were Bevin Carroll, Michal Dudrey, Alicia Florea, Patrick Good, Emily Hastings, Ashlee Huffer, Nicole Melby, Megan Munsell, Josh Rinard, Megan Salsbury, and Lisa Weseman. Other members in the group are Michelle Bentley, Erin Derrie, Ambri Merrill, Christopher Reid, Bethany Stanger, and Ashley Wellman.
Officiating at the initiation were chapter sponsors, Ms. Ginger Hodson and Dr. Ray Miller, President Wayne Baker, and Dr. Robert Lester.
Since many of the members are highly active on campus in other groups, Alpha Chi limits their activities. The have hosted open mic nights for the student body, and also have sent members to regional conferences to present papers.
“It’s hard because people in Alpha Chi are usually involved in so many other things,” said Miller. “It’s sometimes difficult to get everyone together to come to a consensus on what we should do.” Despite this, Miller believes that Alpha Chi performs an essential function at YC. “I think it’s vitally important to have Alpha Chi on campus. It says something about the level of academics that we have this organization.” Miller also said that the induction ceremony is held in chapel to remind the students that “academics are held in high regard at YC.”
The objectives of Alpha Chi are to promote and to recognize superior scholarship and those elements of character which make scholarship effective for service. Founded in 1922, the society has over 300 chapters in 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and represents the highest academic honor on any member campus.