Renee Sogueco, ‘Doah Staff Writer
April 10, 2013
Everyone likes to be recognized for their hard work and achievements. In the academic world, being inducted into an honor society such as Alpha Chi does just that. To be eligible, a student must be in the top 10 percent of Shenandoah’s junior, senior and graduate classes.
Students cannot individually apply for membership. Instead, invitations are sent to individual students by faculty members. When a student receives an invitation, he or she must pay the lifetime membership fee of $40.
“To me, Alpha Chi is a honor society that recognizes all outstanding students, regardless of major,” says Alayna Peters. She was inducted this past December because of her high academic standing. “Meeting with other students who are also academically driven helps me keep my focus on school.”
For S.U.’s chapter, members conduct monthly meetings where they discuss activities and events to promote the organization. This year, the opportunity to attend the National Convention came up. The convention takes place in Nashville, Tenn. Peters, along with Brad Dinklocker and Amy Lewis, will be representing Shenandoah University.
During the convention, members from all over the country give presentations on conducted research. Also, various professors involved with Alpha Chi will speak including S.U.’s Dr. Diep Ca, a chemistry professor and the chapter’s advisor.
The convention gives students the opportunity to interact with other students like them from around the country. Members will also participate in community service while there by distributing books to schools.