WCU Named Star Chapter by Alpha Chi National Honor Society

Hattiesburg, Miss., November 13, 2013 - William Carey University’s chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society was recently named a Star Chapter for the 2012-13 academic year.

Only 15 percent of the more than 300 Alpha Chi chapters receive this honor. In addition to individual academic standards, Alpha Chi members must meet chapter requirements to be recognized.

Membership into Alpha Chi is limited to no more than 10 percent of the junior and senior students, and WCU students must have at least a 3.7 Grade Point Average on the 4.0 scale to qualify for membership. In addition, deserving graduate students may be nominated and inducted into Alpha Chi based on their achievements in scholarly areas. Graduate participation is not conditioned by a percentage, rather by qualifications.

Among the requirements for becoming a Star Chapter, at least one sponsor and one student member must attend the annual regional/national convention. Members must also host at least one scholarly program on campus during the academic year.

Dr. Read Diket, professor of art and education, Dr. Randall Harris, professor of biology, and Dolores O’Mary, administrative assistant for language and literature, serve as Alpha Chi advisors.

WCU and other Star Chapters will be formally recognized at the national convention in St. Louis, Mo.,March 27-29.

Pictured is the William Carey University Alpha Chi chapter before their 2013 initiation ceremony. The chapter was named a Star Chapter for the 2012-13 academic year, and will be formally recognized along with other Star Chapters at the national convention in St. Louis, Mo., March 27-29.