Grace College Inducts 26 Students to Alpha Chi Honor Society
On January 26, 26 Grace College juniors and seniors were inducted into the Alpha Chi Honor Society. These high-achieving students have earned the top 10% of GPAs across all disciplines at Grace. They join nearly 11,000 students inducted annually into Alpha Chi from across the country.
Established in 1922, Alpha Chi is a national honor society with a rich history of scholarship and service. Grace College is home to one of 300 chapters that span nearly every state in the nation. Alpha Chi students at Grace volunteer during the Communitas Symposium each spring. The symposium is designed to imitate a professional academic conference; students present papers, displays, artwork, and performances across the range of disciplines at Grace College.
At this year’s induction ceremony, each student was introduced by a faculty member from their major and presented with a certificate and pin. New Alpha Chi members will also receive honor cords to be worn at graduation. Grace College Dean of Core Jacqueline Schram gave the keynote address, while Alpha Chi Honor Society Chapter Sponsor and Chair of the Language, Literature, and Communication Department Dr. Lauren Rich, acted as emcee. Many parents and friends were present to celebrate with the students.
“As faculty, we look forward to this annual event celebrating our students’ academic accomplishments. Membership in Alpha Chi is an honor signifying students’ hard work, dedication to learning, and strong character,” said Dr. Rich. “These are students who have really distinguished themselves in academics throughout their time at Grace.”
Newly inducted members of the Grace College Alpha Chi Honor Society are:
Ashley-Kate Brummett, Fort Wayne, Ind., native majoring in educational ministries
Haley Crane, Sugar Grove, Ill., native majoring in counseling
Karyssa Davis, LaGrange, Ind., native majoring in elementary education
Kyle Kaufman, Noblesville, Ind. native majoring in social studies education and history
Hannah Miller, Cromwell, Ind., native majoring in elementary education
Daniel Negowski, Bath, Ohio, native majoring in accounting
Kira Peter, Greenfield, Ind., native majoring in information systems
Elisabeth Phillips, Clarks Green, Pa., native majoring in accounting
Rebekah Rexroth, Auburn, Ind., native majoring in elementary education
Jessica Vandenboom, Markle, Ind., native majoring in facility & event management and marketing
Charles Warner, Westfield, Ind., native majoring in accounting
Sarah Field, Fort Wayne, Ind. native majoring in elementary education
Sarah Miller, Montrose, Mich., native majoring in elementary education
Caitlin Grandstaff, Indianapolis, Ind., native majoring in counseling and Bible
Hannah Thompson, Normal, Ill. native majoring in chemistry
Blythe Foote, Okemos, Mich., native majoring in French
Aubrey Hunter, Fairland, Ind., native majoring in psychology
Gabrielle Kirchner, Columbia City, Ind., native majoring in elementary education
Micaela Box, Bremen, Ind. native majoring in elementary education
McKenna Galliion, Canal Winchester, Ohio, native majoring in worship arts
Brennan Murray, Argos, Ind., native majoring in history and political science
Andrea Ledgerwood, Angola, Ind., native majoring in marketing
Shelby Perry, Warsaw, Ind., native majoring in elementary education
Olivia Winegardner, Peru, Ind., native majoring in counseling
Megan Yaggi, Beavercreek, Ohio, native majoring in health science
Virginia Willis, Ashland, Ohio, native majoring in psychology
For more information on Alpha Chi Honor Society, visit. For more information about the Grace College Alpha Chi Chapter, contact faculty sponsor Dr. Lauren Rich at .
Amanda Banks is the Director of Public Relations for Grace College & Seminary.