The Erskine College chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society (Alpha Chi) inducted 16 new members March 2 during a ceremony in the Alumni House.
Seniors inducted were Torri Bagwell of Belton, S.C.; Andrew Brisbane of Hamilton, United Kingdom; Alexis Bruce of Pelzer, S.C.; Parker Cassell of Easley, S.C.; Tori Cooley of Williamston, S.C.; Meredith Hollinger of Belton, S.C.; and Kelsey Tyson of Summerville, S.C.
Juniors inducted were Callen Begley III of West Columbia, S.C.; J.P. Bell, Jr. of Due West, S.C.; Annaleah Gilreath of Aynor, S.C.; Duncan Owen of Liberty, S.C.; Hailey Patterson of Charleston, S.C.; Jenkins Peeler of Due West, S.C.; Ashlyn Stroud of Greenville, S.C.; Jack Vogenitz of Anderson, S.C.; and David Wilkie of Clinton, S.C.
Current Alpha Chi officers are senior Rebecca Claxton of Albemarle, N.C., who serves as president; senior Jonathan Horne of Andrews, S.C.; senior Vanessa Harshaw of Newberry, S.C.; junior Neal Blank, Jr. of Camden, S.C.; and junior Ariel Bishop of Greenwood, S.C.
Members in addition to inductees and officers are seniors Daelyn Ashley of Belton, S.C.; Sadie Bradley of Due West, S.C.; Allie Carter of Blythewood, S.C.; and Jonathan Cooper of Woodruff, S.C.; and juniors Sharon George of Spartanburg, S.C. and Nikki King of Flat Rock, N.C.
Assistant Professor of History Dr. Christiane-Marie Abu Sarah serves as faculty advisor.
Alpha Chi, founded in 1922, admits students from all academic disciplines. Membership is limited to the top 10 percent of an institution’s juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Its stated purpose is “to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction.”
Pictured in the photo above are, from left, Jonathan Horne, Tori Cooley, Kelsey Tyson, Callen Begley III, Hailey Patterson, David Wilkie, Alexis Bruce, Meredith Hollinger, Rebecca Claxton, JP Bell, Ashlyn Stroud, Torri Bagwell, and Dr. Christiane-Marie Abu Sarah.