Lyon College’s chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society welcomed 13 new members in an induction ceremony held Oct. 24.
Alpha Chi is a national college scholarship honor society with over 300 chapters and over 30,000 members in 45 states and Puerto Rico. The society admits juniors and seniors of outstanding character who are in the top 10 percent of their class.
The following Lyon students joined Alpha Chi:
•Michael Humphrey of Cave City
•Kendra Kelley of Batesville
•Jordan Webb of Melbourne
•Lauryn Bocox of Texarkana
•Sabrina Denmon of Mena
•Leah Hanson of Little Rock
•Zach Poe of Lake City
•Kyle Rose of Mountain Home
•Madison VanGinhoven of Mammoth Spring
•Zachary Hodge of Olive Branch, Miss.
•Adrienne Moran of Pittsburgh, Penn.
•Hannah Zang of McKinney, Texas
•Brandon Giribaldie of Hengelo, Netherlands
The induction ceremony was followed by a banquet in the Maxfield Room of Edwards Commons. Associate Professor of Art Dustyn Bork, who was named Lyon College Professor of the Year, spoke about his recent experience as an artist-in-residence at the Mark Rothko Art Center in Latvia. Bork was one of 10 artists across the globe to be selected for the Center’s 15th Painting Symposium and Residency.
Alpha Chi meets every Monday for programs led by both students and faculty. Members also travel to an annual convention to present research and creative work and to compete for scholarships and fellowships. Lyon’s award-winning chapter and its members consistently receive honors such as Star Chapter, along with individual undergraduate and graduate fellowship awards.
Haley Reed of Batesville will serve as the chapter president for the 2019-20 school year. Ayden Henry of Jonesboro will serve as secretary, and the newly inducted Hannah Zang of McKinney, Texas, will serve as vice president.