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Grace College Inducts 26 Students into Alpha Chi Honor Society

Alpha Chi Honor Society is one way Grace honor the hard work students performed through their academic. Learn more about Grace!

Grace College inducted 26 juniors and seniors into the Alpha Chi Honor Society on Saturday, Feb. 4. These high-achieving students have earned the top 10% of GPAs across all disciplines at Grace. Every year Alpha Chi inducts nearly 11,000 students from across the country.

Established in 1922, the national honor society celebrates more than 100 years of rich history marked by scholarship and service. Grace College is home to one of 300 chapters that spans nearly every state in the nation.

“As faculty, we look forward to this event every year, as these are students who have really distinguished themselves in academics throughout their time at Grace,” said Dr. Lauren Rich, Alpha Chi faculty sponsor and chair of the Department of Humanities. “Membership in Alpha Chi is an honor signifying students’ hard work, dedication to learning and strong character.”

At this year’s induction ceremony, Grace College President Dr. Drew Flamm gave the benediction. Following his speech, he was surprised by the bestowal of an honorary Alpha Chi membership.

Grace College Provost Dr. Kevin Roberts gave the keynote address after inductees were introduced by a faculty member from their major and presented with a certificate and pin.

Newly inducted members of the Grace College Alpha Chi Honor Society are:


Abigail Helmuth of Odon, Ind. studying English

Alyssa Swangin of Fort Wayne, Ind. studying criminal justice

Amornrat Kiatkamonmal of Thailand studying digital marketing

Anna Graves of Sellersburg, Ind. studying mathematics and computer science

Anna Hulstedt of Belvidere, Ill. studying accounting and business administration

Autumn Anderson of Roanoke, Ind. studying exercise science

Blake Burns of Winona Lake, Ind. studying biblical studies

Carlee Blackburn of Rochester, Ind. studying elementary education

Cora Masar of Mcpherson, Kan. studying counseling

Heidi Keiser of Covington, Ohio studying English

Jacelyn Ellinger of Warsaw, Ind. studying accounting

JoAnn  Saloga of Johnstown, Pa. studying youth ministry

Josephine Gusa of Ubly, Mich. studying elementary education

Joshua Fisher of Warsaw, Ind. studying environmental biology

Josiah  Thompson of Lizton, Ind. studying exercise science

Kaylee Friesen of Mansfield, Ohio studying actuarial science and mathematics and computing

Keiko Kreklau of Mccordsville, Ind. studying Health Science

Maliyah Scisney of Noblesville, Ind. studying counseling

Melika Minnaar of Istanbul, Turkey studying health science

Micaela Eberly of Gibsonia, Pa. studying journalism and French

Mya Musselman of Rochester, Ind. studying elementary education

Natalie Sell of Hartwick, N.Y. studying accounting

Olivia Calnin of Trufant, Mich. studying counseling

Sadie Tuckerman of Defiance, Ohio studying biblical studies

Erika Murrill of Salem, Va. studying visual communication design

Alexandra Haberman of Leesburg, Ind. studying health science


The Grace College Alpha Chi chapter is sponsored by the Office of Faith, Learning & Scholarship.

For more information on the Alpha Chi Honor Society, visit For more information about the Grace College Alpha Chi Chapter, contact faculty sponsor Dr. Lauren Rich at

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