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Alpha Chi Honor Society Spring 2016 Inductees

March 23, 2016

Angelo State University’s chapter of the Alpha Chi national honor society inducted 40 new members during a special initiation ceremony on Tuesday, March 22, in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.

Alpha Chi is open to students majoring in any academic discipline and has over 300 chapters nationwide with more than 400,000 members. To be eligible, students must rank in the top 10 percent of seniors at their college or university, or in the top 7.5 percent of juniors.  

ASU’s spring 2016 inductees by hometown and major are: 

San Angelo: Krissa Hughes, nursing; Bonnie Kennedy, English; Christopher McKowen, physics; Brandon Mitchell, computer science; Vikash Ramnanan, psychology; Gary Turner, intelligence, security studies and analysis; Sydney Wade, psychology; and Katherine Walsh, English 

Abilene: Tyler Birk, biology; and Jeffrey Hargrove, social work 

Austin: Ashton Short, physics/mathematics 

Ballinger: Sydney Dankworth, management 

Cibolo:  Karen Coleman, interdisciplinary studies 

Crane: Sarah Harrelson, interdisciplinary studies 

Cross Plains: Tyler Henderson, psychology 

Early: Aspen Escamilla, accounting 

Ferris:  Sarah Hartman, English 

Hamlin: Morgan Rodgers, nursing 

Junction: Sean Curry, music 

Kirksville, Mo.: Michael Burt, physics 

Lampasas: Jessica Odom, interdisciplinary studies 

Lazbuddie: Shyann Rainey, mathematics 

Lenorah: Kristen Blocker, kinesiology 

Lubbock: Jacqueline Dowell, management 

Merkel: Jessica McGuire, interdisciplinary studies 

Mertzon: Clara Terral, nursing 

Pflugerville: Brenna Hudson, kinesiology 

Round Rock: Joshua Jacks, kinesiology 

Salado: Mason Price, biology 

Southlake: Mckenna Lee, interdisciplinary studies 

Stephenville: Dakota McCoy, computer science 

Sterling City: Gabbriella Trevino, kinesiology 

St. Paul, Minn.: Mike Peterson, kinesiology 

Valera: Mary Tapia, psychology 

Wall: Tyrel Fuchs, computer science; and Austin Matschek, kinesiology 

Chiba, Japan: Asuka Hirano, marketing 

Edinburgh, Scotland: Katy Ralph, international business 

Seoul, South Korea: Yein Cho, international business 

Veracruz, Mexico: Alfredo Bonilla Aguilar, Spanish/music 

ASU is located in Alpha Chi Region I, and Dr. Karl Havlak, professor of mathematics, is the head faculty advisor for the ASU chapter. Additional faculty advisors are Dr. June Smith for the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Biqing Huang for the College of Business, Dr. Charlene Bustos for the College of Education, and Paul Osmanski for the Archer College of Health and Human Services. Havlak is also secretary-treasurer for Region I and a member of the Alpha Chi National Council. 

Bustos will accompany Alpha Chi students Amanda Weaver of Center Point and Marcus Havlak of Miles to the Alpha Chi National Convention in Alexandria, Va., in April. Weaver and Havlak will give presentations at the convention.