Lindenwood University’s Missouri Pi chapter continued its impressive track record by inducting over 100 new members into Alpha Chi: National College Honor Society during a ceremony Tuesday, October 24. Missouri Pi is the largest organization of its kind on Lindenwood’s campus and was recently recognized by the national Alpha Chi council as a model chapter.
Alpha Chi is a coeducational academic honor society and a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. The purpose of this honor society has been to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction.
Missouri Pi members have put Lindenwood in the national spotlight by winning top AX fellowships, presenting, and winning awards at the Society’s national convention, and publishing in its peer-reviewed journal of undergraduate research. Lindenwood President Dr. John R. Porter, Senior Vice President of Operations Dr. Diane Moore, Senior Vice President of Human Resources Dr. Deb Ayres, Rev. Dr. Nichole Torbitzky, and Professor of Religion Dr. Travis McMaken have been recognized with Honorary Alpha Chi memberships for their support of Lindenwood’s best and brightest.
Membership is by invitation only, and the organization accepts students who place in the top 10 percent of their junior, senior, or graduate class from all academic disciplines. With some 300 chapters located in nearly every state, the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society inducts approximately 11,000 members each year.
“I am honored and excited to enhance my academic career at Lindenwood with a membership in this prestigious national organization,” junior entrepreneurship major and finance minor Addison Forrester said.
Nikki Crangle, a junior advertising and public relations major, and business administration minor, was another inductee.
"I am excited to be inducted into Alpha Chi because of the opportunities it offers,” Crangle said. “I am in the Honors Academy and have worked really hard, so being asked to join Alpha Chi is a huge honor.”
Additionally, Missouri Pi earned the 2023 STAR Chapter Award for the fifth consecutive year. This award distinguishes chapters for their dedication to making scholarship effective for good. Missouri Pi is one among only 17 out of more than 300 chapters nationwide to earn the distinction.
Alpha Chi also was recognized for transparency with GuideStar’s 2023 Platinum Seal of Transparency. GuideStar collects and displays in-depth information about 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, including goals, strategies, capabilities, achievements, legitimacy, and finances to provide transparency.
A number of Lindenwood leadership members were on hand during the special event to recognize these students’ achievement. College of Arts and Humanities Dean and Missouri Pi faculty co-sponsor Dr. Kathi Vosevich delivered the welcome at the ceremony, while President Porter delivered opening remarks. Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Bethany Alden-Rivers presented closing remarks.
After being inducted into Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, these students will be able to incorporate their knowledge and experiences into the real world through their professional endeavors.