Shorter's Alpha Chi National Honor Society inducts 22 new members, announces officers
October 25, 2011 -
Shorter University’s Alpha Chi National Honor Society welcomed 22 new members during an induction ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 23. The 2011-2012 Alpha Chi officers were also announced at the ceremony.
Shorter University President Dr. Donald Dowless was the featured speaker during the event that took place at 4 p.m. in Brookes Chapel.
The 22 inductees to this prestigious honor society include Emily Alderman, Allison Barnett, Anna Bradley, Abi Braly, April Croft, Hannah Freeman, Wendy Harrell, Ryan Jennings, Annelise Kitching, Tori Nelson, Koby Parker, Thomas Partain, Amber Popham, Aiste Pranciliauskaite, Nikki Ridley, Meredith Rhodes, Kaylee Wallace, Leslie Welch, Amanda Whigham, Annemarie Whitener, Lindsay Williams and Grace Wirabudi.
2011-2012 Alpha Chi Sponsors and Officers from left to right: Dr. Rob Turner, assistant sponsor; Trae Zablan; Susanna Polley; Jocelyn Tow; Dr. Kathi Vosevich, faculty sponsor; Megan Seddon; Dr. Sabrena Parton, sponsoring Dean.
Officers are Jocelyn Tow of Calhoun, president; Susanna Polley of Lindale, vice-president; Megan Seddon of Calhoun, secretary; and Trae Zablan of Dallas, treasurer.
Alpha Chi promotes academic excellence and exemplary character among students from all disciplines, and members must be in the top ten percent of their junior or senior class. In 2011, Shorter University was also recognized as a Star Chapter, one of only 37 Alpha Chi schools nationally, to achieve such a distinction.
Dr. Sabrena Parton, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, emphasizes that Alpha Chi is not only about being well-rounded academically, “but also about giving back to the Shorter community.” Dr. Kathi Vosevich, faculty sponsor and chair of Liberal Arts, adds, “These students work diligently to sponsor academic speakers and events and should be recognized as peer role models of achievement for all students.”
In 2012, Alpha Chi members will have the opportunity to attend the regional convention in Baltimore by presenting on various topics and competing for awards. At the 2011 national convention in San Diego, Cheryl Culp, general studies major, won the top Brown’s Graduation Supplies Prize in Communication for her presentation, “A Dual Process Analysis of St. Jude’s Advertising.” She was one of only 28 winners from across the Nation. Culp, along with this year’s officers, were also awarded medals of honor during the Sunday ceremony for their special contributions and achievements.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges, and the Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and Shorter recently launched online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.