MVC Alpha Chi Awarded Star Chapter Status, Inducts New Members

November 7, 2017
Missouri Valley College

For the third consecutive year, the Missouri Sigma chapter of Alpha Chi at Missouri Valley College has been awarded Star Chapter status for its scholarly activities and member recruitment during the 2016-17 academic year. The Missouri Sigma chapter is one of only 46 chapters to achieve this status, placing it among the top 15% of Alpha Chi chapters nationally.

Star chapters must meet all of the following criteria: at least one sponsor and one student delegate must attend the annual national convention; at least one student must make a presentation at the annual national convention; the chapter must submit at least one nominee for a Nolle, Benedict or Pryor scholarship during the academic year; the chapter must sponsor at least one scholarly/academic program during the academic year; new members must be inducted and registered during the academic year; and the annual chapter report must be filed with the national office by September 1.

In addition to receiving Star Chapter status, the Missouri Sigma chapter of Alpha Chi at MVC inducted 17 new members into the honor society on October 27, 2017.

The new members are:

Kayleigh K. Barnes, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Brittany Borlinghaus, Kansas City, Missouri

John Brock, Kansas City, Missouri

Tyler Crow, Orrick, Missouri

Alyssa Dittmer, Lacona, Iowa

Sydney I. Downs, Stockton, Missouri

Léa Filali, Brussels, Belgium

Austin Michael Johnson, Chula Vista, California

Seth Johnson, Kenner, Louisiana

Anthony Lagrin, Gosier, Guadeloupe

Alex Mills, Alton, Missouri

Kimberley Simphiwe Ndlovu, Gaborone, Botswana

Fabio Picinini Dutra, Caxias do Sul, Brazil

Haley Rauch, Dunnegan, Missouri

Endurance Toro, Gaborone, Botswana

Jessica Townsend, DeKalb, Illinois

Cheyanna Brooke Weaver, Asheville, North Carolina

Participating in the initiation ceremony were Dr. Christopher Libby, Missouri Sigma chapter sponsor and associate professor of religion and philosophy; Dr. Andrew Linsenbart, Missouri Sigma chapter assistant sponsor and assistant professor of biology; MVC President Dr. Bonnie Humphrey; Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Diane Bartholomew; and Rev. Pam Sebastian, college chaplain and assistant professor of religion.

Alpha Chi is a highly selective, national college academic honor society. Membership is by invitation only and limited to those who rank among the top 10% of juniors and seniors. The objectives of Alpha Chi are to promote and to recognize superior scholarship and those elements of character which make scholarship effective for service. The society, founded in 1922, has nearly 400 chapters. Membership is among the highest academic honors on campus.

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