MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (October 2, 2001)—Milligan College will induct 21 students into the Tennessee Nu Chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Society at an induction ceremony this evening, Oct. 2, at 8:00 p.m., in the McMahan Student Center Lounge.
“The induction ceremony is going to be a bit different this year,” said Milligan’s Alpha Chi faculty sponsor, Dr. Lori Mills, associate professor of psychology. ”The inductees are being asked to invite faculty members to the ceremony.”
Based on their academic performance, 21 students were invited and accepted membership in the honor society. Inductees represent the top 10 percent of the junior or senior class and are expected to have completed at least 60 hours of course work as well as have earned a GPA of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale. The list of accepting inductees is:
Brian Bobrow (Lenexa, KS)
Julie E. Bostrom (Elizabethton, TN)
Sue Ann Walker Branum (Kingsport, TN)
Jennifer Burgess (Crown Point, IN)
Laura M. Danhauer (Lexington, KY)
Amy Janeen Ewing (Noblesville, IN)
Emily Claire Fuller (Silver Spring, MD)
Karen E. Guyer (Leawood, KS)
Autumn R. Hamby (Elizabethton, TN)
Jefferson E. Harbin (Blountville, TN)
Rhiannon G. Horne (Piney Flats, TN)
Anthony Paul Jones (Bellville, IN)
Beth C. Keller (Blountville, TN)
Christan M. McKay (Pendleton, IN)
Mary Moore (Unicoi, TN)
Elizabeth A. Pearson (Johnson City, TN)
Adam J. Samaritoni (Avon, IN)
Ryan A. Starr (Bartlesville, OK)
Bart J. Taylor (Windsor, IL)
Lauren Beth Webb (Bristol, TN)
Benjamin Whittmore (Elizabethton, TN)
Established in 1922, Alpha Chi began as a scholarship society whose purpose is to promote academic excellence and ideal character among undergraduate college students from all academic disciplines. Presently, more than 280,000 members have been inducted into Alpha Chi nationwide.
The name Alpha Chi is derived from the initial letters of the Greek words ALETHEIA, meaning truth, and XAPAKTHP, meaning character. Alpha Chi is a prestigious society consistent with Milligan’s vision of promoting academic excellence and character. Milligan’s chapter of Alpha Chi’s motto is taken from the Gospel of John: “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free” (John 8:32 KJV).
This evening’s induction ceremony will be followed by a dessert reception and music from Milligan’s own string quartet.