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Alpha Chi inducts new members

The Alpha Chi inductees were recognized at a recent ceremony.

The Alpha Chi inductees were recognized at a recent ceremony.

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Oklahoma Theta Chapter of the Alpha Chi national honor society has inducted 55 students into lifetime membership.

An induction ceremony was held recently in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

Alpha Chi was founded in 1922 and has more than 400,000 members from more than 300 college and university chapters in 45 states and Puerto Rico.

Members of Alpha Chi, identified and elected by the faculty of their schools as ranking in the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors, represent the best

undergraduate scholarship in all academic fields at their institutions.

Following are this year’s inductees, with permanent hometown (Oklahoma, unless otherwise noted):

Michael Baker (Sherman, Texas), Taylor Barrick (Duncan), Alissa Benson (Edmond), Rebecca Braden (Sherman, Texas), Nadiya Bradley (Kingston), Reid Buchanan (Silo), Stephanie Canaday (Denison, Texas), Dylan Candelora (Reno, Texas), Erika Costain (Fort Worth, Texas), Emilie Cox (Wister), Chance Curry (Ravenna, Texas), Cannon Davis (Moore), Kameron Dunn (Calera).

Elizabeth Fentem (Kingston), Gabrielle Ford (Durant), Alexis Gabbart (Caddo), Austin Gilliam (Greenville, Texas), Brooke Hockersmith (Overbrook), Paige Hutchings (Hendrix), Michael Kellner (Tishomingo), Jayson King (Aledo, Texas), Timothy Knight (Sherman, Texas) Philip Leake (Durant), Elijah Marshall (Durant), Maria Martinez (Venezuela), Brandon McNeely (Cleburne, Texas).

Courtney Miles (Oklahoma City), Jesse Palacios II (Wylie, Texas), Abby Percell (Bennington), Russell Pritchett (Denison, Texas), Kameron Raper (Hugo), Katheren Rawls (Tuskahoma), Alexandra Ray (Blanchard), Destiny Riddle (Muskogee), Alix Robinson (Piedmont), Allison Robinson (Durant), Alyssa Robinson (Durant), Riggin Rogers (Calera), Jacob Shiver (Neptune Beach, Florida), Stephen Shropshire (McAlester).

Stormie Siron (Atoka), Matthew Slaten (Calera), Macy Smith (Finley), Reid St.  John (Mesquite, Texas), James Sutton (Durant), Crystal Tate (Boswell), Meagan Tharpe (Durant), Russell Tolbert (Pottsboro, Texas), Bernie Underwood (Savanna), Jacqueline Washer (Durant), Katherine Webb (Denison, Texas), Payton Whitehead (Colbert), Cara Worsham (Healdton), Alexis Wright (Ardmore), Heather Wyrick (Atoka).

Alpha Chi inducts 34 students at Southeastern

Thirty-four Southeastern Oklahoma State University students were recently inducted into Alpha Chi.

Thirty-four Southeastern Oklahoma State University students were recently inducted into Alpha Chi.

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Oklahoma Theta chapter of Alpha Chi national honor society has inducted 34 students into lifetime membership.

An induction ceremony was held recently in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Participating in the event were chapter sponsors Dr. Jennifer Hicks, Dr. Brett Elliott, Dr. Martin Bressler, Dr. Meg Cotter-Lynch Dr. L. David Norris (former sponsor), and McKenzi Boehme  (President Elect of Oklahoma Theta Chapter of AX).

           Southeastern president Sean Burrage delivered congratulatory remarks.

Alpha Chi, a national college scholarship honor society, was founded in 1922 and has more than 400,000 members from more than 300 college and university chapters in 45 states and Puerto Rico.

The society provides tens of thousands of dollars annually in scholarships and fellowships for members and alumni.

Members of Alpha Chi, identified and elected by the faculties of their schools as ranking in the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors, represent the best undergraduate scholarship in all academic fields at their institutions.

The inductees, from Oklahoma unless otherwise noted, are listed below:

Nicholas Gauthier, Durant; Jessica Daniel, Coleman; Sydney Spurlock, Antlers; Brittney Owens, Vernon, Texas; Delaney Archer, Bells, Texas; Pamela Chavez, Durant; Kristi Harjo, Hugo; Noah Patton, Calera; Payton Gentry, Antlers; Rachel Childers, Calera; Keith Sackett, Calera; April Clinton, Durant; Samantha Faudree, Coalgate; Mario Giamporcaro, St. Paul, Texas; Cheyenne Sisk, Bonham, Texas; Courtney Jackson, Ringling;  Jared Robinson, Cartwright; LaRonda Sogoba, Sherman, Texas; Rachel Grider, Durant; Kelsi Winchester, Marietta; Chelsey Peevyhouse, Atoka; and Shannon Wyrick, Sherman, Texas;

Also, Shawn Young, Caddo; Chastity Baken, Coleman; Bobby Long, Idabel; Kyle Buck, Broken Bow; Vivianne Wesley, Durant; Elizabeth Landers, Durant; Jenna Toland, Denison, Texas; Zachary Couch, Caddo; Keelan Gentis, Durant; Hayley Myers, Wilburton; Sarah Foreman, Ivanhoe, Texas; and Adele Lawrence, Broken Bow.

Alpha Chi honor society inducts 42 students

Alpha Chi inducted 42 students into its organization Sunday at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Alpha Chi inducted 42 students into its organization Sunday at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Oklahoma Theta chapter of Alpha Chi national honor society has inducted 42 students into lifetime membership. An induction ceremony was held Sunday in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Participating in the event were chapter sponsors Dr. Brett Elliott, Dr. Alistair Maeer, Dr. Jennifer Hicks, Dr. L. David Norris (former sponsor), and Maverick McClendon (President Elect of Oklahoma Theta Chapter of AX).

           Southeastern president Sean Burrage delivered congratulatory remarks.

Alpha Chi, a national college scholarship honor society, was founded in 1922 and has more than 400,000 members from more than 300 college and university chapters in 45 states and Puerto Rico.

The society provides tens of thousands of dollars annually in scholarships and fellowships for members and alumni.

Members of Alpha Chi, identified and elected by the faculties of their schools as ranking in the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors, represent the best undergraduate scholarship in all academic fields at their institutions.

The inductees, from Oklahoma, unless otherwise noted, are listed below:

Brianna Akins, Bokchito; Madison Barr, Owasso; Kaylie Baxter, Durant; Alesha Birks, Marietta; Samantha Blackwell, Durant; Jose Bocanegra Yanez, Milburn; McKenzi Boehme, Caney; Cassaundra Braaten, Bullard, Texas; Raini Butler, Snow; Ashley Carranza, Ardmore.

Stephen Comes, Ravia; Kendyl Compton, Durant; Conner Counce, Denison, Texas; Cacy Cribbs, Wapanucka; Weston DePriest, Chickasha; Mitchell Emberson, Taft, California; Immanuel-Carl Gerlitz, Durant; Bryan Gibson, Azle, Texas; Jayanna Greenwood, Lone Grove; Madison Hammock, Durant.

Robin Harrison, Ardmore; John Hernandez, Moore; Nikki Howard, Ardmore; Katelynn Humphries, Mead; Joseph Jankas, Oklahoma City; Allison Joines, Caddo; Caroline Joines, Caddo; Peyton Joines, Caddo; Megan Knight, Caddo; Parker Liddell, Thackerville.

Shauna McCarter, Durant; Cherie McClellan, Rattan; Terrell Morgan, Moyers; Adeline Patterson, Durant; Heather Payne, Broken Bow; Trevor Robinson, Cartwright; Calli Rogers, Kingston; Stephenie Shields, Durant; Melissa Springer, Caddo; Brianna Teel, Durant; Christian Tollett, Calvin; Melissa Wilson-Blake, Smithville.

Southeastern well represented at Alpha Chi national convention

Rachel Callicoat and Sarah Hodson receive their awards at the national convention.

Rachel Callicoat and Sarah Hodson receive their awards at the national convention.

DURANT, Okla. – Four Southeastern Oklahoma State University students and one faculty sponsor represented the Oklahoma Theta chapter at the national convention of Alpha Chi, the national college honor society, March 19-22 in Chicago.

All four of the students made presentations at the convention. Sarah Hodson presented “Same Name, Different Disease,” a paper she had written about diabetes. Graduate student Ashlee Hale presented “Crises Intervention with Female Survivors of Sexual Assault.”

Graduate student Rachel Callicoat made a poster presentation entitled “Warm Hands, Warm Heart,” and Erika Snead made a poster presentation entitled, “The Influence of Spirituality on Trauma and Optimism.”

All four of the presentations were very well received.

Also attending was sponsor Dr. Brett Elliott, who served as a judge and moderator at the convention.

Alpha Chi debuted a new app at the convention this year, and gave awards for “best photo submitted to the app” and for “best use of the app.” Southeastern swept these categories with Hodson winning the first place (out of more than 450 photos submitted) and Callicoat winning second.

The convention, attended by 400 delegates representing more than 70 chapters, featured scholarly, creative, and artistic presentations by 250 students and a national service project of providing much needed art supplies to local elementary schools in Chicago.

Alpha Chi has some 300 chapters in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Members are in the top 10 percent of juniors, seniors, and graduate students in all academic fields.

Southeastern inducts 28 students into Alpha Chi

The Alpha Chi induction ceremony was held Sunday at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Oklahoma Theta chapter of Alpha Chi national honor society recently inducted 28 students into lifetime membership.

Dr. Brett Elliott, Professor of Mathematics, delivered the introduction. Participating in the 30th annual induction ceremony were chapter sponsors Elliott; Dr. Charla Hall, Professor of Psychology; Dr. Jennifer Hicks, Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences; Dr. L. David Norris, History Professor Emeritus; and Southeastern president Larry Minks, who delivered remarks.

Alpha Chi, a national college scholarship honor society, was founded in 1922 and has more than 400,000 members from more than 300 college and university chapters in 45 states and Puerto Rico. The society provides tens of thousands of dollars annually in scholarships and fellowships for members and alumni.

Members of Alpha Chi, identified and elected by the faculties of their schools as ranking in the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors, represent the best undergraduate scholarship in all academic fields at their institutions.

 

Twenty-eight juniors and seniors were inducted during the candlelighting ceremonies.

Twelve of the 28 inductees are from Durant: Kenza Abu-Arja, Tetchi Assamoi, Andrew Cacho, Ashley Caldwell, George Allen Fritts, David Johnson, Erin McDaniel, Vy Nguyen, Nicholas Patterson, Hem Sapkota, Nancy Walker and Demetra Wilkerson.

Also inducted were (Oklahoma unless otherwise noted) were Brooks Beall, Stillwater; Christopher Burns, McAlester; Rachel Callicoat, Atoka; Rebekah Clowers, Idabel; Sara Djenno, Dallas, Texas; James Alan Grimes, Duncan; Ronald Fuquay, Van Alstyne, Texas; Sheridan Hill, Ardmore; Bree Lambeth, Wilson; Brea McMillan, Dickson; Markie Meadows, Atoka; Lacey Morgan, Antlers; Helen Moore, Denison, Texas; Sarah Roberts, Lone Grove; Jeffery Stephens, Pottsboro, Texas; and Jonathan Yuan, McKinney, Texas.

Southeastern students, faculty sponsor attend Alpha Chi convention

Attending the Alpha Chi convention from Southeastern were Dr. Brett Elliott, Ashlee Hale, Bryanna Bradshaw, and Cody Chapman.

DURANT, Okla. – Three Southeastern students and one faculty sponsor represented the Oklahoma Theta chapter at the super-regional convention of Alpha Chi, the national college honor society, March 22-24 in Baltimore, Maryland.

One of the students, Ashlee Hale, a psychology major from Denison, Texas, presented a paper at the convention titled, “Attention Deficit / Hyperactive Disorder in Adults.”

Also attending were Bryanna Bradshaw, a criminal justice major from Pottsboro, Texas, who served as the chapter’s voting student delegate to the convention; Cody Chapman, a psychology major from Garvin, Oklahoma; and Dr. Brett Elliott, the chapter’s voting faculty delegate.

The convention, attended by 404 delegates representing 84 chapters, featured scholarly, creative, and artistic presentations by more than 200 students and a national literacy service project of providing books to a local elementary school. Alpha Chi has some 300 chapters in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Members are in the top 10 percent of juniors, seniors, and graduate students in all academic fields.

Alpha Chi inducts new members

Alpha Chi inducts new members

Press Release Date: 11-15-2011

Dr. Daniel Weigel

The 2011 Alpha Chi induction class gathers for a group photo.

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Oklahoma Theta chapter of Alpha Chi national honor society recently inducted 57 students into lifetime membership.

Dr. Brett Elliott, Professor of Mathematics, delivered the introduction. Participating in the 29th annual induction ceremony were chapter sponsors Elliott; Dr. Charla Hall, Professor and Chair of Behavioral Sciences; Dr. Jennifer Hicks, Professor of Behavioral Sciences; Dr. L. David Norris, History Professor Emeritus; Heather Hartline, President-elect of the Oklahoma Theta Chapter of Alpha Chi; and Southeastern president Larry Minks, who delivered remarks.

Alpha Chi, a national college scholarship honor society, was founded in 1922 and has more than 400,000 members from more than 300 college and university chapters in 45 states and Puerto Rico. The society provides tens of thousands of dollars annually in scholarships and fellowships for members and alumni.

Members of Alpha Chi, identified and elected by the faculties of their schools as ranking in the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors, represent the best undergraduate scholarship in all academic fields at their institutions.

Alpha Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), a group of 67 societies meeting rigorous standards regarding student membership and governance. Alpha Chi is distinctive in its commitment to involving undergraduate members in the full range of operations of the society. Involvement begins at the local chapter level, where students fill all offices, and continues to the regional and national levels, where students are elected to sit on governing boards. In addition, Alpha Chi is one of two major ACHS members based on the scholarly achievement of juniors and seniors from all fields, the other being Phi Kappa Phi.

Following are the Alphi Chi 2011 inductees listed by hometown:

Oklahoma

  • Alderson – Delilah Rodriguez
  • Ardmore – Chelsea Cheek,
  • Atoka – Valerie Howard, Secret Lang, Allie McKinzie
  • Blanchard – Chance Grider, Barry Watson
  • Boswell – Cassidy Percer, Melissa Rice
  • Broken Bow – DeAnna Caldwell
  • Caddo – Landon Johnson
  • Duncan – Kayli Dyer
  • Durant – Lornna Bates, Regina Bredenkamp, Lorraine DeSivo, Ashlee Hale, Lauren Hughes, Wesley Johnston, Jacob Leatherwood, Tiffany Martinez, Michael Maxwell, Tyler Slawson, Charles Smith, Angela Welborn, Carrie Williamson
  • Garvin – Cody Chapman
  • Hendrix – Emily Garrett
  • Idabel – Kimberly Taylor
  • Madill – Brian Ayers, Samantha Moore,
  • Marietta – Brent O’Dell
  • McAlester – Amanda Jones
  • Prague – Samantha Vrska
  • Sand Springs – Sara Schmidt
  • Tishomingo – Kelly Devitt
  • Valliant – Teressa Snapp
  • Wilburton – Jason Freeman

Texas

  • Allen – James Taylor
  • DeKalb – Nicholas LaToof
  • Denison – Paula Bryant, Danielle Fogarty, Meagan Sewell, Gwendolyn Simmons
  • Ector – Adam Grant, Matthew Polk
  • Friendswood – Alexandria Cassell
  • Grapevine – Michael O’Dea
  • Mesquite – Chikako Nishina-Martin
  • Pottsboro – Bryanna Bradshaw
  • Roxton – Keylee Clemmons
  • Sanger – Jessica Hesse
  • Sherman – Lindsey Lacy, Amanda Oates, Tonja Van Sickle
  • Tom Bean – Ryan Emrick
  • Whitewright – Marka Bodine

Missouri

  • Oregon – Stormie Milne