The East Central University chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society was recently named a Star Chapter for the 2011-12 academic year.
Alpha Chi is comprised of the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors at ECU. In addition to individual standards, Alpha Chi members must meet group requirements to be recognized as a Star Chapter.
Among the requirements for becoming a Star Chapter, groups must send at least one sponsor and one student member to the annual convention and at least one of those students must present research during the event.
ECU Alpha Chi President Blake Scott, a senior biology major from Newcastle, says he has benefited greatly from Alpha Chi.
“The opportunity to serve with Alpha Chi has been a rich experience. This organization has allowed me to present my research at the national level and has allowed many other students the same,” said Scott. “Alpha Chi has fostered in me a greater sense of academic responsibility and curiosity.”
After graduation, Scott will enter the John Hopkins School of Medicine.
Twelve students from ECU’s Alpha Chi chapter attended the national convention in Nashville in early April and presented a research project.
The 12 delegates from the ECU Alpha Chi chapter included Angele Tull, a senior psychology major from Ada; Tamra Albritton, a senior legal studies major from Ada; Brandy Baldwin, a junior history major from Wynnewood; Krishna Bhattarai, a senior biology major from Ada; Ashley Cardwell, a senior math major from Mustang; Nikki Dickerson, a senior biology major from Mustang; Meagon Eagon, a junior legal studies major from Ada; Sarah Nelson, a junior legal studies major from Tahlequah; Josh Smith, a senior chemistry major from Ada; Cody Soden, a senior psychology major from Ada; Jessica Steudeman, a senior biology major from Ada; and Tim Steudeman, a junior biology major from Ada.