ACU chapter of national honor society recognized at conventionPosted 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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