Huntington University’s Alpha Chi honor society inducts new members


Huntington, Ind. — Huntington University inducted 24 new members into the Indiana Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi during a convocation held Oct. 1. 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 on and off campus.

The Indiana Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society was established in 1967 and is one of more than 300 chapters. It is active in the regional and national activities of Alpha Chi, winning regional and national scholarships and fellowships, presenting at annual conferences and having members on the National Council. It was named the National Chapter of the Year in 2001. This past year, the Indiana Beta Chapter was selected as a Star Chapter of Alpha Chi. It is one of only 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 2010:


Miles Allen, a junior film production major from Roscoe, Ill.  Miles Allen, Huntington University 
Shelly Bradbury, a junior journalism major from Houghton, N.Y.  Shelly Bradbury, Huntington University 
Jonathan Brenneman, a junior history and philosophy double major from St. Marys, Ohio  Jonathan Brenneman, Huntington University 
Luke Brenneman, a junior sociology major from Spencerville, Ohio  Luke Brenneman, Huntington University 
Anna Carpenter, a junior nursing major from Grand Rapids, Mich.  Anna Carpenter, Huntington University 
Emily Cordes, a senior mathematics education major from Dewitt, Mich. Emily Cordes, Huntington University 
Tana Denning, a senior piano performance major from Lansing, Mich. Tana Denning, Huntington University 
Katie Grace Eder, a junior animation major from Onsted, Mich.  Katie Grace Eder, Huntington University 
Leanne Gehrke, a junior elementary education major with a special education concentration from Huntington, Ind. Leanne Gehrke, Huntington University 
Robert Hindy, a junior computer science major from Fowlerville, Mich. Robert Hindy, Huntington University 
Sarah Johnson, a junior journalism and English double major from Davenport, Iowa Sarah Johnson, Huntington University 
Lisa Knight, a junior animation major from Tucson, Ariz. Lisa Knight 
Maresol Leitch, a junior applied exercise science major from Albion, Ind.  Maresol Leitch, Huntington University 
Luke Letellier, a junior film production major from Limington, Maine Luke Letellier, Huntington University 
Trina Lloyd, a junior Bible and religion major from Huntington, Ind. Trina Lloyd, Huntington University 
Julie Manges, a junior psychology and sociology double major from Bremen, Ind.  Julie Manges, Huntington University 
Lindsey May, a senior elementary education major from Fort Wayne, Ind. Inducted "in absentia."
Haley Neiderhiser, a senior youth ministries major from Cedar Rapids, Iowa Haley Neiderhiser, Huntington University 
Monica Salvo, a junior social work major from Deerfield, Wis.  Monica Salvo, Huntington University 
Nicole Schanke, a junior biology major from Trenton, Ohio Nicole Schanke, Huntington University 
Brittany Sommers, a senior psychology major from Macedonia, Ohio  Brittany Sommers, Huntington University 
Jessica Sullivan, a junior elementary education and family and children’s ministries double major from Saranac, Mich. Jessica Sullivan, Huntington University 
Megan Verhasselt, a junior mathematics education major from Bartlett, Ill. Megan Verhasselt, Huntington University 
Ellen Wolf, a junior elementary education major from Huntington, Ind.   Ellen Wolf, Huntington University 


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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