University inducts six into Alpha Chi honor society

Release Date: 11/28/2012

Six students from University of the Ozarks have been inducted into the Arkansas Delta Chapter of Alpha Chi, the prestigious national honor scholarship society.

During an induction ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Munger Chapel, Ozarks professors and Alpha Chi sponsors Dr. Bill Doria and Dr. Jesse Weiss welcomed the six new members of the society that represents one of the highest academic honors at any university. Dr. Rickey Casey, executive director of the international studies program at Ozarks and a member of Alpha Chi, presented the proclamation, "Determination Leads to Success."

Alpha Chi members

The six new Alpha Chi members at U of O are, (pictured, from left) Morgan O'Neil, a senior environmental studies major from Marion, Ill.; Jessica Temple, a junior education major from Lonsdale, Ark.; Ana Hernandez, a senior business administration major from Honduras; Megan Whorton, a junior accounting major from Russellville, Ark.; Whitney Lewis, a junior accounting major from Hartman, Ark.; and Melody Teo, a senior psychology major from Malaysia.

Current Alpha Chi members Sharon Hurtarte, Madeline Hutson, Glendon Jenkins, Lauren Ray and Stephanie Tillman were also recognized during the ceremony.

To be inducted into Alpha Chi, a student must be either a junior or senior, have at least a 3.7 grade point average and have demonstrated leadership, service, integrity and character. The society, founded in 1922, has approximately 300 chapters in 45 states across the country.