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Fifteen Students Inducted into Alpha Chi Honor Society

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    New member Annelise Carlin receives her certificate and pin from Alpha Chi President Hayley Hamilton. (Photos by Maritza Robles)
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    Hayley Hamilton looks on as new member Shelby Beem lights her candle during the induction ceremony.
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    Alpha Chi advisor Kerry Bruns (left) stands with chapter vice president Kendall Guidroz (left), chapter president Hayley Hamilton (right) and new inductees Joanna Hawkins, Shelby Beem, Maria Reyes, Annelise Carlin, Zoe Cordes Selbin, Jeanne Wehde, Drew Kotlarczyk, Emily Grover and Kelsey Debner. (Photo by Maritza Robles)
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Society was organized at Southwestern in 1915

Fifteen Southwestern University students were inducted into the Alpha Chi national honor society Nov. 20.

Alpha Chi grew out of a Scholarship Society that was organized at Southwestern in 1915. It was formally founded on Feb. 22, 1922. There are now approximately 300 Alpha Chi chapters across the country, and the organization’s archives are kept at Southwestern.

Membership in Alpha Chi is open to juniors and seniors who are in the top 10 percent of their class. The latest inductees are:

Christopher Adams

Chareena Barrows

Shelby Beem

Annelise Carlin

Sadie Clarendon

Zoe Cordes Selbin

Augustus Crimm

Kelsey Debner

Heather Gronewald

Emily Grover

Joanna Hawkins

Drew Kotlarczyk

Maria Reyes

Elizabeth Stewart

Jeanne Wehde