Siloam Springs, Ark. (May 20, 2004) - John Brown University’s chapter of the Alpha Chi National Collegiate Honor Society has been named a Star Chapter for the 2002-2003 academic year. Approximately 15 percent of the 300 chapters achieve this prestigious award. According to Alpha Chi, the criteria for the award include inducting new members, sending one faculty member and a student to the regional national convention during the award year, having one student present on the convention program, nominating at least one student for a national Alpha Chi fellowship or scholarship, in addition to sponsoring one on-campus program in promotion of academic scholarship. Last year, JBU’s Alpha Chi was awarded the honor society’s highest honor, the President’s Cup. JBU’s Alpha Chi chapter has been a Star Chapter for eight years. 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 top-tier private university, ranked 11th by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 1,800 students from 42 states and 42 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.