Siloam Springs, Ark. (June 2, 2005) - John Brown University’s chapter of the Alpha Chi National Collegiate Honor Society has been named a “Star Chapter” for the 2003-2004 academic year. Only 37 out of 300 chapters achieve this prestigious award. Alpha Chi names "Star Chapters" for the work completed during the past academic year (2004-05). This is the ninth consecutive year for JBU’s Alpha Chi chapter to be named a “Star Chapter.” To be named a “Star Chapter,” Alpha Chi programs must fulfill the following criteria: have a sponsor and a student at the national/regional convention, have at least one student presentation at the convention, have a Benedict Fellowship/Nolle Scholarship nominee, sponsor one scholarly program on campus, induct and register members, and file an annual chapter report. In addition to the “Start Chapter” award, in March 2003, JBU’s Alpha Chi chapter was awarded the society’s highest honor, the President’s Cup. Approximately 50 students participated in JBU’s Alpha Chi chapter for the 2003-2004 academic year. Dr. Charles Pastoor, assistant professor of English, is the chapter’s faculty sponsor. John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked eighth by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 1,900 students from 43 states and 39 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.