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Alpha Chi Chapter Brings Home National Convention Awards

Alpha-Chi-ConventionBelmont’s Alpha Chi National Honor Society chapter recently sent sixteen members (led by Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Faculty Sponsor Mélanie Walton) to the 2015 National Convention in Chicago to present their academic and creative work and brought home four award for best presentation. Belmont had the greatest number of presenters among the convention’s 250 total student presentations and the greatest number of discipline specific top prizes for a single university in attendance.

Congratulations to Ali Alcott, Sofia Elmaliki, J. T. Faircloth, Sam Frawley, Samantha Gould, Adam James, Jared Mitchell, Jesse Peck, Justin Smith, Ashley Virgin and Miranda West for exceptional presentations. Congratulations to prize winners Dora Geving and Zara Latif for their work, “Nematodes Roaming the Field of Parkinson’s Disease,” Dean Palya for his work, “Concept Albums: Creating Effective Stories Through Music and Sound,” Anna Randolph for her work, “Cultural Appropriation in URBN Incorporated 2014 Lookbooks: Erasing Cultures, Making Trends” and Chapter President Taylor Smith for her work, “The Effects of Neuromuscular and Proprioceptive Training on ACL Injuries in Female Soccer Players.”