Honored Alpha Chi National College Honor Society

The News Magazine of HCU

Dr. Chris Hammons was one of seven advisors recognized for 20-plus years of service by the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. The organization recognized the distinguished advisors for their remarkable milestones of service and dedication to academic excellence through their work with Alpha Chi.

Lara Noah, National Executive Director of Alpha Chi, expressed her appreciation for the advisors, stating, “It’s an honor to recognize these advisors’ service with special pins that symbolize our heartfelt appreciation for the dedication and commitment they have shown through their work with Alpha Chi.”

Service pins are awarded at five-year intervals, starting at 10 years of service. After 15 years of service, gemstones are added to the pin for each additional five years of service.

This year will be Dr. Hammons’ last as a chapter sponsor. “After 25 years, I feel like it’s time to pass the torch. It’s been a real highlight of my career and great fun,” said Hammons. Under Hammons’ leadership, the campus carillon that chimes hourly from atop the Hinton Center was gifted to the University by the Alpha Chi campus chapter. Dr. Russ Hemati, HCU Associate Professor of Philosophy, will serve as the new campus sponsor and will assist with this year’s induction ceremonies before taking over the chapter.

Alpha Chi National College Honor Society invites membership to juniors, seniors, and graduate students from all disciplines in the top 10 percent of their classes at its member institutions. Since the Society’s founding in 1922, Alpha Chi members, charged with upholding the tenets of Truth and Character, have dedicated themselves to “making scholarship effective for good.” Alpha Chi is a certified member in good standing of the Association of College Honor Societies.


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