Huntington University’s Alpha Chi chapter inducts 20 new members


HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Huntington University inducted 20 new members into the Indiana Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi during a convocation held Oct. 16. Membership in Alpha Chi is the highest academic honor at Huntington University and represents both a recognition of scholastic achievement and a commitment to promoting academic excellence and integrity on and off campus as well as service.

The Indiana Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society was established in 1967 and is one of more than 300 chapters in Alpha Chi. It is active in the regional and national activities of Alpha Chi and was named the National Chapter of the Year in 2001. This year, for the 18th consecutive year, The Indiana Beta Chapter was selected as a Star Chapter of Alpha Chi. It is one of four chapters to have received this award every year since its inception in 1996.

The following students were inducted into the Alpha Chi chapter for 2013:

Chelsea August, right, a junior elementary and special education major from Columbia City, Ind.

with Dr. Joni Schmalzried, assistant professor of education.

Luke Batdorff, a junior mathematics major from Bluffton, Ind.  Luke_Batdorf
Elizabeth Bolinger, left, a junior psychology major from Warren, Ind.

Esther Higginbottom, right, a junior psychology and English writing major from Bluffton, Ind.

Paul Park, second from right, a junior psychology major from Seoul, South Korea

with Dr. Tanner Babb, assistant professor of psychology.

Emily Carbaugh, second from left, a junior biology pre-med major from Orbisonia, Pa.

James Handke, right, a junior biology pre-med major from Demotte, Ind.

Bobae Lee, second from right, a senior biology major from Seoul, South Korea

Katie Stetzel, left, a junior biology pre-med major from Roanoke, Ind.

with Dr. Collin Hobbs, assistant professor of biology.

Bronwen Fetters, right, a junior English writing and English literature major from Huntington, Ind.

Jannea Thomason, left, a junior English major from Huntington, Ind.

with Dr. Dr. Linda Urschel, professor of English.

Maggie Gilliam, second from right, a junior social work major from Columbus, Ohio

Abby Goering, left, a junior social work major from Carol Stream, Ill.

with Dr. Carla MacDonald, right, assistant professor of social work and Prof. Amy Biegel, second from left, assistant professor of social work.

Alex Hoffman, right, a senior computer science, accounting and philosophy major from Huntington, Ind.

with Dr. Jeff Lehman, professor of computer science.

Amy Landhuis, right, a junior history education major from Huntington, Ind.

with Dr. Dwight Brautigam, professor of history.

Kyle Murray, right, a junior animation major from Louisville, Ky.

Emily Thornton, left, a junior animation major from Lewiston, Mich.

with Prof. Bryan Ballinger, associate professor of digital media arts.

Emily Myers, right, a senior communication studies major from Monroe, Ind.

with Dr. Kevin Miller, professor of communication.

Jacqueline Rhine, right, a junior public relations major from Owosso, Mich.

with Dr. Michael Rowley, associate professor of communication.

Meghan Wagner, a junior elementary and middle school language arts education major from Angola, Ind.not pictured
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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