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Alpha Chi Holds Induction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2012

CONTACt:
Dr. Pat Lipira
Vice President for Academic Affairs
417.625.9394
lipira-p@mssu.edu
           
JOPLIN, MO (SNS) – Just under 100 students were initiated into the Missouri Iota Chapter of Alpha Chi, a national scholastic honor society, at Missouri Southern State University during ceremonies on the MSSU campus on Sunday, Oct. 28.

Comments were made by Missouri Southern vice president for academic affairs, Dr. Pat Lipira. Welcome remarks were given by Michael Ori, chapter president.

The address for the induction was delivered by Dr. Conrad Gubera, professor of sociology at Missouri Southern
 
To be eligible for the organization juniors or seniors must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 or above.          

Alpha Chi is a coeducational society whose purpose is to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction.  Its name derives from the initial letters of the Greek words Aletheia, meaning truth, and Xarakter, meaning character.
 
Students joining Alpha Chi can expect several benefits of membership.  Each inductee receives a recognition pin and a membership certificate.  Each member is eligible to participate in the varying activities of the society. 
Alpha Chi has existed since 1922 and has been affiliated with the Association of College Honor Societies since 1955. 
 
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Students Inducted:
 
ARKANSAS
Pea Ridge
Daisha Foster
 
KANSAS
Baxter Springs
Heather Caldwell
 
Cherryvale
Melissa Hallbauer
 
Parsons
Brian Harlow
 
Shawnee
Lindsey Miller
 
MISSOURI
Anderson
Logan Grab
Emily Wooten
 
Appleton City
Rondle Witt
 
Aurora
Robert Gibson
 
Bolivar
Cara Gooch
Rachel Schrader
Ryan Toombs
 
Carl  Junction
Hailey DeGraw
Jennifer Hosp
Kirsten Larson
Madison Pollock
Lonnie Tighe
Allen Tripp
 
Carthage
Zelina Ambrosius
Jordan Denefrio
Taylor Haas
Jennifer Lee
Hailey Manion
Teryn McGrew
Jason Otero
Whitney Triplett
 
Carterville
Savanah Mandeville
 
Clever
Addy Phillips
Diamond
Bethany Mullins
 
Duenweg
Valerie Black

Fairview
Pa Yang
 
Granby
Charles Carpenter
Matthew Holland
Kristina Peterson
 
Iberia
Jillian Pollard
 
Jackson
Bridget Ulrich
 
Joplin
Samuel Agee
Leanne Bal
Dustin Braddish
Jared Boyd
Jonathan Carr
Kassandra Davis
Caleb Durr
Debbie Gaskill
Jarrett Gilliam
Michelle Helton
Kimberly Hurley
Carie Jones
Faith Collingsworth
Sarah Chambers
Rachel Harter
Agie Mai Jammeh
Sabrina Kobel
Amelia Markley
Julie Moneymaker
Matthew Middleton
Emily Moses
Ryan Prisock
Kelsey Smith
Sarah Thompson
William Westerhouse
 
Lamar
Devin Friday
 
Lee's Summit
Il Min Dayton
 
Mt. Vernon
Crystal Crider
 
Neosho
Gayle Alverson
Chase Starr-Kercheval
Misti Lopez
Katie McKibben
Gretel Schmidt
James Watson
Daryl Widener
 
Oronogo
Jessica Jones
 
Ritchey
Danae Russell
 
Seligman
Chelsea Sneed
 
Seneca
Lydia McGriff
Sunny Musgrave
 
Schell City
Bethany Burney
Christanne Gayman
 
Shell Knob
Natalie Ward

Smithville
Elizabeth Hammons
 
Stella
Justin Barker
 
Webb City
Amanda Cupp
Chastity Henson
Michelle Perry
Dianna Rearick
Anna Schulte
Michael Steddum
Betsy Stone
James Stone
Steven Tuggle
Christina Wilson
 
Wentworth
Michael Pisanti
Rebecca Prince
 
Wright City
Austin Gibbs
 
OKLAHOMA
Enid
Kaitlyn Belisle
 
Fairland
Alice Christian

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