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Grace College Students Inducted to Alpha Chi Honor Society

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

On January 14, 22 Grace College juniors and seniors were inducted into the Alpha Chi Honor Society.  These high-achieving students have earned the top 10 percent of GPAs at Grace.  They join nearly 12,000 college students from around the country inducted into Alpha Chi this year.  New Grace College inductees include:

Emily Apgar: life science education major from Warrenton, Va.

Marta Bleed: sport business major from Fort Wayne, Ind.

Shoshannah Bontrager: general business from Middlebury, Ind.

Alexandria Brown: elementary education major from Caro, Mich.

Aleena (Sallot) Brown: health science major from Warsaw, Ind.

Carley Brechner: illustration major from Fishers, Ind.

Benjamin Carter: applied physics major from Argos, Ind.

Kayla Frederick: health science major from Bolivar, Ohio

Bailey Gerber: communication major from Bluffton, Ind.

Joshua Hanlon: history major from Osceola, Ind.

Bethany Ingram: Bible translation major from Stryker, Ohio

Rachel Jones: accounting major from Jeffersonville, Ind.

Jenna Kieper: accounting major from Goshen, Ind.

Katlyn Knuver: graphic design and illustration major from Fremont, Mich.

Matthias Meiers: counseling major from Mansfield, Ohio

Mariah Munn: elementary education major from Goshen, Ind.

Emma Neahusan: health science major from Middletown, Md.

Abigail Schue: exercise science from Mishawaka, Ind.

Kirstin Spohn: intercultural studies major from Whitestown, Ind.

Kylie Tester: English education major from Huntington, Ind.

Gabriel Vervynckt: accounting major from Plymouth, Ind.

Joel Wesco: accounting major from Mishawaka, Ind.

Alpha Chi is a national honor society with a rich history of scholarship and service since 1922.  The society is dedicated to “making scholarship effective for good.”  At Grace College, Alpha Chi members organize the annual Communitas Symposium each spring.  The symposium, which resembles a professional academic conference, is designed to integrate academic excellence, creative expression and the Christian faith.  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 Provost Dr. John Lillis gave the keynote address while Alpha Chi Honor Society Chapter Sponsor and Grace College Assistant Professor of Communication, Dr. Patrick Loebs, acted as emcee. Many parents and friends were present to celebrate with the students.

“It is always a special event to honor student achievement and celebrate new inductees into Alpha Chi,” said Dr. Loebs.  “These students have worked hard to earn this distinction and we applaud their success.”

For more information on Alpha Chi Honor Society, visit here.  For more information about the Grace College Alpha Chi Chapter, contact faculty sponsor Dr. Patrick Loebs at

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