Westminster Alpha Chi Named One of Nation’s Best

A national academic honor society that represents the top 10 percent of college and graduate students, Alpha Chi recently named the Missouri Delta Chapter at Westminster College one of the top chapters in the nation. Only 47 chapters earned the Star Chapter designation for the 2013-2014 school year.

This marks the 13th year Missouri Delta at Westminster has received this honor.

“This is truly a great achievement for our chapter,” says Dr. David Jones, Associate Dean of Faculty, Professor of Psychology and Alpha Chi advisor. “Alpha Chi is a tremendous academic honor society for promoting scholarship and service among our students.”

Alpha Chi has 300 chapters located in almost every state, as well as Puerto Rico, and inducts more than 13,000 students every year.

Star Chapters are selected for their scholarly activities and their member recruitment. The award honors chapters that have met several criteria: inducting members locally, sending at least one faculty member and one student to the annual convention, having at least one student presentation on the convention program, nominating at least one student for a national Alpha Chi fellowship or scholarship and sponsoring at least one on-campus program in promotion of scholarship.

At the 2014 national convention in St. Louis, 10 delegates represented Westminster, and seven of them participated in five presentations. Dr. David Jones, advisor to the Missouri Delta Chapter, was elected to the Alpha Chi National Council and Thomas Lake Moore, Westminster College Class of 2015, from Muskogee, OK was awarded a $1,500 scholarship for his academic paper.

Founded in 1975, the Missouri Delta Chapter of Alpha Chi inducts only the top 10 percent of the senior class and the top 5 percent of the junior class.

The objectives of this highly selective academic honorary society, established nationally in 1922, are the stimulation, development and recognition of scholarship and those elements of character that make scholarship effective. Alpha Chi actively promotes academic excellence, undergraduate and graduate research, campus academic dialogue and civic engagement.

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