Gardner-Webb Students Join Alpha Chi Honor Society

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University Inducts 33 New Members into Academic Organization

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Gardner-Webb University inducted 33 members into Alpha Chi, a national collegiate honor society, in a ceremony held Nov. 13 in Blanton Auditorium on the GWU campus.

Alpha Chi promotes academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and honors those who achieve such distinction. Membership is open to students with junior and senior classification who demonstrate strong character and whose GPA ranks them in the top 10 percent of their academic classes.

Gardner-Webb’s Alpha Chi chapter earns consistent national recognition for its academic achievements, including honors for presentations at the annual Alpha Chi National Convention. A group of 22 GWU students—the largest in chapter history—presented a range of undergraduate research findings at the convention this year in Washington, D.C. Several earned significant prizes or scholarships for their presentations. The GWU North Carolina Zeta Chapter of Alpha Chi was established in 1972.

The new inductees include:

Akbarizadeh, Natasha Louise Psychology Maple Ridge BC
Armenta, Job Exercise Science Sneads Ferry NC
Buchanan, Kristen McKenzie Music Education Shelby NC
Burgess, Harley Nicol Philosophy/Theology Mooresboro NC
Chiles, Shaquavia Anndrea English as a Second Language Greenville SC
Cleveland, Ashleigh Anne Nursing Moyock NC
Collins, Amanda G. Biology Rock Hill SC
Cook, Cody Hunter Biology Mill Spring NC
Cortese, Gabrielle A. Exercise Science Royston GA
Davis, Sydney Grace Secondary Math Education/Biology Granite Falls NC
Eidson, Emily Charlotte English, professional writing Appling GA
Ferguson, Jessica Elizabeth Spanish/Chemistry Lawrence KS
Garvey, Kieran Claire Communications Raleigh NC
Guberman, Jennifer Leigh Communications Huntersville NC
Helms, Tyler VanMartin Communications/broadcast journalism Boiling Springs NC
Hilton, Aaron Gregory English, creative writing Winston-Salem NC
Kerley, Cameran Jean Psychology Newton NC
Langenstein, Elisabeth Katherine Business Administration Fort Mill SC
Laughlin, James Lee English Education Shelby NC
Lievsay, Ruthanne Elyse Psychology Mount Airy NC
McKinney, Rachel Ann Psychology Marion NC
Meade, Angela Nicole English as a Second Language/Spanish Mooresville NC
Moore, Mallory Grace English Maurertown VA
Moxley, Sarah Grace English Education Wake Forest NC
Poole, Keaton Jay Business Administration Spindale NC
Ray, Hannah Morgan English, creative writing High Point NC
Ross, Annie E. International business Cairo GA
Smith, Callie D. Chemistry Vale NC
Smith, Camille Rebecca Biology/Chemistry Vale NC
Tipton, Brianna Marie Biology Marion NC
Turlington, Amy Lois Music Education Mills River NC
Williams, Caroline Marie American Sign Language Claremont NC
Womack, Mason Bradley Business Administration Forest City NC

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity). 

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