Chowan inducts 36 to Alpha Chi

Published 7:14 pm Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Chowan University chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society inducted 36 new members on Nov. 1 in Vaughan Auditorium. Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Cynthia Nicholson, the 2014-2015 Alpha Chi Teacher of the Year, delivered the keynote address titled “Framed for Success.”

Three Suffolk students were among those who were inducted into the society. They were:

  • Calvin Bowe, a junior majoring in criminal justice law enforcement
  • Chantel Roberts, a junior majoring in exercise science
  • Bethaney Tinto, a senior majoring in graphic communications

In order to become a member of Alpha Chi, a student must have successfully completed 24 hours of class credit at Chowan. During this time, a student must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, and a student must scholastically be part of the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes.

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Being a member of Alpha Chi gives students a better chance at earning money towards their educations. In recognition as prominent scholars, the society offers special scholarships and fellowships to provide opportunities for continued growth and service. Also, if a member is employed by the federal government, he or she may be given a higher starting salary than non-members.