Alpha Chi Inducts 19 New Members During Commencement Weekend

Westminster College’s most prestigious national honor society inducted 19 new members during Commencement Weekend. The 45th Annual Induction Ceremony of the Missouri Delta Chapter of Alpha Chi took place at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury.

The following students were inducted into Alpha Chi:

  • Andrew Boesson ‘21
  • Leticia Augusta Dos Santos Ferreira ‘19
  • Destri Eichman ‘20
  • Katherine Griesbach ‘20
  • Matthew Hamilton ‘19
  • Jacob Hansen ‘21
  • Mandi Hoyle ‘20
  • Sydney Keith ‘20
  • Alexandria Kennebeck ‘21
  • Anna Kolb ‘20
  • Margaret Morris ‘20
  • Kayla Pilgram ‘20
  • Grant Powderly ’20
  • Melissa Rolseth ‘20
  • Craig Sailor ‘20
  • Stacia Schollmeyer ‘21
  • Natalie Schulte ‘21
  • Lorraine Wong ‘19
  • Riley Zack ‘19

Each year, new Alpha Chi members are invited to pay tribute to faculty and staff members who have influenced their lives. The following faculty and staff members were recognized during the 2019 Alpha Chi induction ceremony:

  • Mark Boulton by Jacob Hansen
  • Abby Coats by Mandy Hoyle
  • Ashley Dodson by Anna Kolb
  • Keith Hardeman by Andrew Boesson
  • John Langton by Katherine Griesbach and Melissa Rolseth
  • Heidi LaVine by Destri Eichman and Lorraine Wong
  • Nate Leonard by Stacia Schollmeyer
  • Mary Majerus by Matthew Hamilton
  • Jeff Mayne by Margaret Morris and Grant Powderly
  • Gabe McNett by Alexandria Kennebeck
  • Ed Mirielli by Riley Zack
  • Enrique Salas-Durazo by Natalie Schulte
  • David Schmidt by Leticia Augusta Dos Santos Ferreira
  • Peng Yu by Kayla Pilgram and Craig Sailor

Olivia Wilson ’19 (below), Secretary of the Missouri Delta Chapter of Alpha Chi, was named the Dr. Patricia Williams Chapter Member of the Year at the induction ceremony.

Founded in 1922, Alpha Chi is a national honor society for undergraduate juniors and seniors in all academic disciplines. The top 10 percent of Westminster seniors and top 5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership in the Missouri Delta Chapter of Alpha Chi. This chapter is a 17-time winner of Alpha Chi’s Star Chapter Award as one of the nation’s most outstanding chapters.

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Sarah Rummel Backer is the Director of Media Relations and Senior Writer at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. A proud Westminster graduate, Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic communications in the areas of higher education, medicine, agriculture, and the private business sector.