The Region III Convention of the Alpha Chi National Honor Scholarship
Society was held last weekend at the Hilton in Wilmington, N.C. Region
III includes Alabama, Washington, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Mississippi,
North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
At the convention, Lindsey K. Winger and Mary Elizabeth Hooker
represented Belmont and made musical presentations. Lindsey and Mary
also attended the Region III business meeting. At the meeting, Lindsey
was elected to be the Student Representative for Region III, one of
only seven such students nationally. Lindsey spoke about why she
wanted to represent the region at the national level, and she was voted
into office over two other candidates. One of Belmont’s Alpha Chi
members, Scott Goudeau, won one of nine Alfred H. Nolle Scholarships
for 2006 at the national convention in San Antonio.
• Alpha Chi is a national honor society that admits students from all
• Membership is limited to the top 10 percent of an institution’s
juniors and seniors.
• Invitation to membership comes only through an institutional
chapter. A college seeking a chapter must grant baccalaureate degrees
and be regionally accredited.
• Alpha Chi has 300 chapters, located in almost every state and in
Puerto Rico, and inducts more than 11,000 members annually.
Alpha Chi’s next Induction Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 21
at 10 a.m. in the Massey Board Room. The keynote speaker will be Dr.
Andi Stepnick, Chair of the Sociology Department and recipient of the
Presidential Faculty Achievement Award for 2005-06. A reception will
take place immediately following the ceremony. All faculty, staff and
students are invited to attend. Prospective members will be asked to
designate a “faculty sponsor” who has been important in that student’s
intellectual and personal growth, and the sponsor will be asked to
“pin” the student as he or she is received into membership.