Alpha Chi – New Members and News 


Column at Westminster College in Fulton, MOWestminster is pleased to announce the new members of Alpha Chi, Westminster's pre-eminent academic honor society.  Please congratulate these truly excellent students.  The top 5% of juniors and the top 10% of seniors are eligible to join.  New members received their pins at last week's Honors Dinner and will be formally inducted into the society on Saturday, May 5 at 8:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Mary, Aldermanbury.  All are invited to the induction ceremony.

New members: 

Claudio Velasco Algaranaz
Taylor Allen
Anna Bohn
Katy Braden
Brad DiMariano
Jeannae Eckelkamp
Garrett Gilbert
Chris Givan
Lee Goatley
Michael Greaves
Basanta Gurung
Jennifer Hanson
Sarah Humphreys
Rachel Hyde
Ben Jones
Enni Kallio
Josh Kling
Graham Lloyd 
Robert Marti
Rosemary Michaud
Pradipti Rajbhandari
Andrew Robertson
Michael Schulte
Erica Smith
Nancy Stukenborg
Misty Todd
Wendy Weber

They join the following current members:  

Rachel Backes
Emily Grand
Amber Haslag
Peter Ji
Sara Kern
Adrionia Molder
Emily Moore
Andrew Moulton
Nathan Moulton
Jared Swope
Kelsey Weymuth
Mark Wright

In other Alpha Chi news:

  • The Missouri Delta chapter has received a Star Award for the 10th time.  Only 35 of Alpha Chi's 399 chapters received this award this year.
  • Emily Grand won both a convention presentation prize and an Alpha Chi Region IV Scholarship for her paper entitled “Powerful, Foreign, and Frightening: A Study of Villainous Gothic Husbands," presented at the Alpha Chi Super-Regional Convention in Baltimore.
  • A total of 10 Alpha Chi students presented their research at the Alpha Chi Super-Regional Convention.   They were Katy Braden, Emily Grand, Basanta Gurung, Peter Ji, Rosemary Michaud, Pradipti Rajbhandari, Rebecca Reape, Andrew Robertson, Erica Smith, and Misty Todd.
  • Emily Moore (Alpha Chi Gaston Scholar for 2011-12) has just published her paper, “Denmark, Happiness, and the Rawlsian Conception of Social Justice” in Alpha Chi's journal, The Recorder.
  • Alumna Leigh Hildebrand '97 has won the 2013 Alpha Chi Distinguished Alumni Award and will accept the award at the Alpha Chi National Convention in Nashville next year.  Ms. Hildebrand is the second consecutive Westminster alum to win this award, following Heather Triplett Biehl '89.  Ms. Hildebrand is currently the Senior Assistant Parliamentarian of the United States Senate.