Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Spring 2011 Alpha Chi Induction


At noon on a beautiful Sunday, May 1, the Alpha Chi Induction Ceremony took place in the Live Oak Room of the Student Center.

Similar to last year's ceremony at which sixteen got inducted, on Sunday, eighteen scholars took part in the ceremony. 

Alpha Chi, a National Honor Society, offers membership only to those Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students--in the Schools of Professional Studies, Education, and Arts and Sciences--whose GPA ranks in the top 10%.

Among other things, Alpha Chi holds national conferences each year at which students give presentations, from poster sessions for Chemistry to piano recitals.  Last year's conference took place in Little Rock.

This year, nearly five hundred students and sponsors enjoyed a national conference in San Diego.  The Alpha Chi page offers a lot of information about this exciting conference; and one of the links there will take you to my own blog page devoted to the conference.

Last year, Peru State College inducted a record 52 student scholars; this year, using the new Alpha Chi on-line registration, 55 students have already joined, and I anticipate that the final number will exceed 60, exciting news for the college and a salute to our students' academic success and the institution's commitment to teaching excellence.

Student officers--Maddy Kirk, President; Robyn Hilbers, Vice President; Jane Henry, Secretary; Judy Kirk, Secretary; and Kimberly Miller, Student Delegate--appear in the following photograph:
Robyn Hilbers, Kimberly Miller, Maddy Lister, Jane Henry, Judy Kirk

I posted photographs of the elegant ceremony and thank
President Dan Hanson, Elaine Hanson, Mara Giles, and Dr. John Hnida for their help with the ceremony and for their continuing support for Alpha Chi.

 Dan Hanson, Elaine Hanson, Bill Clemente Mara Giles, John Hnida

I will eventually add here the names of all who became members this year of Alpha Chi, and the college will also create a press release.

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