Huntington, Ind.— Huntington College’s chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society inducted ten new members during a special college convocation of Friday, October 1 at 11:00 a.m. in the Merillat Centre for the Arts auditorium.
Dr. Ronald Webb, academic dean, presented the invocation, while Dr. G. Blair Dowden, president of the college, offered special welcoming remarks. Dr. Paul Michelson, distinguished professor of history and Alpha Chi sponsor, introduced the ceremony. Huntington College’s Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Marlene Schleiffer, provided the special music.
Alpha Chi membership is Huntington College’s highest academic honor. Members are committed to promoting both academic excellence and service on campus.
New Alpha Chi members are:
Molly E. Deuberry, a history major from Chesterton, Indiana. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Deuberry.
Sarah K. Hays, an educational ministries major from Alliance, Ohio. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hays.
Rachel K. Hinkle, a history major from Round Lake Beach, Illinois. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Hinkle.
Jerry Kaufman, an educational ministries major from Dyer, Indiana. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kaufman.
Sharon K. Pfister, a sociology major from Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Pfister.
Valerie A. Skiles, a elementary education major from Warren, Indiana. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Brankle.
Amy M. Smith, an accounting major from Chesterfield, Michigan. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pasqual.
Sarah E. Stanek, a theatre major from Indianapolis, Indiana. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Stanek.
Taos A. Taylor, a mathematics major from Huntington, Indiana. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry C. Taylor.
Summer Zimmer, an undeclared major from Huntington, Indiana. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Zimmer.
These new members will join Indiana’s Beta chapter of Alpha Chi, a chapter that has been recognized for a fourth consecutive year as a Star chapter by the National Council of Alpha Chi. The Beta chapter is one of fewer than 20 of Alpha Chi’s “300 plus” chapters to have won this award every year since it was inaugurated in 1995. The Huntington College chapter also scored an unusual “double” this year in National Alpha Chi Scholarship competitions, with Maria Kurtz winning a graduate fellowship and Kriss Hultman, this year’s chapter president, winning an undergraduate scholarship. In addition, Hultman won a Region Five Alpha Chi scholarship. Huntington College and the local chapter also made their marks in the new Alpha Chi National promotional video, much of which was filmed on campus last fall and included excerpts from the chapter’s induction and interviews with several Huntington College students. The chapter will continue its vigorous activities this year, hosting the 2000 Region Five convention among other events.
This year’s chapter officers are President Kriss Hultman, Vice President Heather Stapleton, Secretary Cam Warner, and Treasurer Holly Newman. College sponsors are Dr. Paul E. Michelson (History), Dr. Ann McPherren (Business and Economics) and Mrs. Jean T. Michelson (RichLyn Library).
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