Joplin, MO – A total of 82 students accepted the invitation to join Alpha Chi during an induction ceremony held Sunday, Oct. 23, at Missouri Southern State University.
The induction ceremony included welcome remarks and an introduction by Dr. Paula Carson, provost and vice president for academic affairs, and an address by Dr. Rick Schooler, associate professor and Dean of Health Sciences.
Faculty Alpha Chi leaders included Dr. Wendy McGrane, chapter sponsor, and Dr. James E. Lile, assistant sponsor.
Also present were Darren Fullerton, vice president for student affairs/enrollment management; Rob Yust, vice president for business affairs; Jared Bruggeman, director of athletics; Dr. Richard Miller, dean, Arts & Sciences; Dr. Chris Moos, interim dean, Plaster School of Business; and Dr. Deborah Brown, dean, School of Education.
Musical accompaniment was provided by Debra Snodgrass, assistant professor of music.
The coeducational society promotes and honors academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students. To be eligible for the organization, juniors or seniors must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 or above. Each inductee receives a recognition pin and a membership certificate.
Alpha Chi has existed since 1922 and has been affiliated with the Association of College Honor Societies since 1955.
Alpha Chi Inductees
October 24, 2016
Manuela Vergara Pinilla