Siloam Springs, Ark (November 3, 2000) - John Brown University recently inducted 29 students into the Arkansas Lambda chapter of Alpha Chi. This national honor society accepts only junior and senior students in the top 10 percent of their class as members.
Also, installed as chapter officers were President Jason Knott, a senior double-majoring in Children and Family Ministries and Family and Human Services, Vice President Eric Henry, a senior double-majoring in Business Administration and Public Accounting, Secretary Alicia Hanson, a junior Biology major, Treasurer Lisa Freyenberger, a junior Intercultural Studies major, convention delegate Monique Harris, a junior double-majoring in Music and Psychology, and convention alternate Josh Bentley, a junior Broadcasting major.
Officiating at the induction were chapter sponsors Dr. Shirley Thomas, professor of English, Dean of Core Curriculum and Director of the Honors Scholar Program, Dr. Rick Ostrander, assistant professor of History, and Dr. Gary Guinn, professor of English.
For the last five years, JBU’s Alpha Chi chapter has received the “Star Chapter Award.” JBU has recently been nominated by Region II of Alpha Chi as an outstanding chapter in the nation, a designation given to only 10 percent of the alpha chi chapters nationwide.
Alpha Chi is a coeducational society whose purpose is to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction. The society, founded in 1922, has over 300 chapters in 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and represents the highest academic honor on any member campus.
John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of over 1,500 students from 46 states and 30 countries. JBU is a member of the Arkansas Independent Colleges and Universities as well as the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.