National award given to college honor society

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2003-05-01
Huntington, Ind.— Alpha Chi National College Honor Society at Huntington College was recently named a Star Chapter for the 2001-2002 school year. Only about ten percent of the approximately 300 chapters receive this award.

To be eligible for this award a chapter must induct members locally, send at least one faculty member and one student to the regional or national convention during the award year, have at least one student presentation on the convention program, nominate at least one student for a national Alpha Chi fellowship or scholarship, and sponsor at least one on-campus program in promotion of scholarship.

The Huntington College chapter is one of less than ten to be named a Star Chapter all seven years the award has been in existence. Dr. Paul Michelson has been the Indiana Beta Chapter sponsor of Alpha Chi since 1975.

Alpha Chi is an academic honor society that admits students from all disciplines. Membership is limited to the top 10 percent of an institution’s juniors and seniors. Invitation to membership comes only through an institutional chapter at regionally accredited colleges and universities. Alpha Chi involves student members in many activities including chapter officer leadership, student representation on the National Council, local chapter event planning, and presenting scholarly papers at regional and national conventions.

Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. US News & World Report ranks Huntington among the Top 10 comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana.

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