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Grace College Inducts 26 Students to Alpha Chi Honor Society

Grace faculty and administrators gather to welcome the newest members of the Indiana Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

On January 26, 26 Grace College juniors and seniors were inducted into the Alpha Chi Honor Society. These high-achieving students have earned the top 10% of GPAs across all disciplines at Grace. They join nearly 11,000 students inducted annually into Alpha Chi from across the country.

Established in 1922, Alpha Chi is a national honor society with a rich history of scholarship and service. Grace College is home to one of 300 chapters that span nearly every state in the nation. Alpha Chi students at Grace volunteer during the Communitas Symposium each spring. The symposium is designed to imitate a professional academic conference; students present papers, displays, artwork, and performances across the range of disciplines at Grace College.

At this year’s induction ceremony, each student was introduced by a faculty member from their major and presented with a certificate and pin. New Alpha Chi members will also receive honor cords to be worn at graduation. Grace College Dean of Core Jacqueline Schram gave the keynote address, while Alpha Chi Honor Society Chapter Sponsor and Chair of the Language, Literature, and Communication Department Dr. Lauren Rich, acted as emcee. Many parents and friends were present to celebrate with the students.

“As faculty, we look forward to this annual event celebrating our students’ academic accomplishments. Membership in Alpha Chi is an honor signifying students’ hard work, dedication to learning, and strong character,” said Dr. Rich. “These are students who have really distinguished themselves in academics throughout their time at Grace.”

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

Ashley-Kate Brummett, Fort Wayne, Ind., native majoring in educational ministries

Haley Crane, Sugar Grove, Ill., native majoring in counseling

Karyssa Davis, LaGrange, Ind., native majoring in elementary education

Kyle Kaufman, Noblesville, Ind. native majoring in social studies education and history

Hannah Miller, Cromwell, Ind., native majoring in elementary education

Daniel Negowski, Bath, Ohio, native majoring in accounting

Kira Peter, Greenfield, Ind., native majoring in information systems

Elisabeth Phillips, Clarks Green, Pa., native majoring in accounting

Rebekah Rexroth, Auburn, Ind., native majoring in elementary education

Jessica Vandenboom, Markle, Ind., native majoring in facility & event management and marketing

Charles Warner, Westfield, Ind., native majoring in accounting

Sarah Field, Fort Wayne, Ind. native majoring in elementary education

Sarah Miller, Montrose, Mich., native majoring in elementary education

Caitlin Grandstaff, Indianapolis, Ind., native majoring in counseling and Bible

Hannah Thompson, Normal, Ill. native majoring in chemistry

Blythe Foote, Okemos, Mich., native majoring in French

Aubrey Hunter, Fairland, Ind., native majoring in psychology

Gabrielle Kirchner, Columbia City, Ind., native majoring in elementary education

Micaela Box, Bremen, Ind. native majoring in elementary education

McKenna Galliion, Canal Winchester, Ohio, native majoring in worship arts

Brennan Murray, Argos, Ind., native majoring in history and political science

Andrea Ledgerwood, Angola, Ind., native majoring in marketing

Shelby Perry, Warsaw, Ind., native majoring in elementary education

Olivia Winegardner, Peru, Ind., native majoring in counseling

Megan Yaggi, Beavercreek, Ohio, native majoring in health science

Virginia Willis, Ashland, Ohio, native majoring in psychology

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

Amanda Banks is the Director of Public Relations for Grace College & Seminary.

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