ACU chapter of national honor society recognized at convention

Posted June 11, 2013

On April 4-6, students from the Alpha Chi National Honor Society attended 
the organization's 2013 national convention in Nashville, Tenn. Alpha Chi 
recognizes the top 10 percent of undergraduate and graduate students at 
colleges and universities across the country. ACU's chapter inducted 138 
new members for the 2012-13 school year. 

Continuing ACU’s focus on undergraduate research and scholarship, seniors 
Chelsey Brumbaugh, Krystal Fogle, Kelsey Roberts and Hillary Eichelberger 
and juniors Katie Cukrowski, Rebecca Fowler and Daniel Archer presented 
their undergraduate research in a national forum at the convention.

At the 2013 convention awards ceremony, Brent Bailey, a student in ACU’s 
Graduate School of Theology, won the National Pryor Fellowship for Graduate studies award, a prestigious national award given to one graduate student in the nation. In addition, junior Katie Cukrowski was named an alternate for the national Gaston/Nolle scholarship.

“These national scholarships are highly competitive,” says Mikee Delony, 
Alpha Chi chapter sponsor and associate professor of English. “Each of the 
300-plus chapters are allowed to nominate one junior, senior and graduate 
student, so not only is it competitive among our own members, but to be 
chosen from those nominated throughout the country is a huge honor.”

Delony received a Distinguished Service Award at the convention for her 
work as the chapter’s sponsor and president of Alpha Chi Region 1.

ACU’s chapter received the Star Chapter award at the convention for their 
work during the 2011-12 school year. This honor is given to only 15 percent 
of chapters nationwide. The ACU chapter was nominated for another Star 
Chapter award for their work during the 2012-13 school year. Their 
involvement with the national literacy organization Reading is Fundamental, 
and their efforts hosting an ACU chapel forum on April 11, earned them the 
nomination. The chapter will receive this award at the 2014 convention.


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