Skip to main content
Login to CatLink
Future Students

Apply online or check the status of your Admissions application:

Admission Portal

We are excited to welcome you back to our beautiful campus in the Fall! Read more at

Catawba College Honor Society Installs Officers and Inducts New Members

May 9, 2009

Category: Events, Students

Alpha Chi Spring 2009Catawba College's Omicron Chapter of Alpha Chi, the national college honor scholarship society, installed new officers and initiated new members during a May 8th ceremony. Homilist for the ceremony was Dr. Philip Acree Cavalier, associate professor of English.

New officers installed for the 2009-2010 academic year included president Andrea Clabaugh of York, Pa., and secretary Kyle Ganow of State College, Pa. Candidates initiated into the organization include graduating seniors Claire Elizabeth Alston of Kernersville and Andrew Kenneth Hepler of Knoxville, Tenn. Sponsor for the Omicron Chapter is Dr. Bethany Sinnott, professor of English, while faculty advisors include Dr. Barry Sang, professor of religion, and Dr. Marie Vandergriff-Avery, associate professor of sociology.

Graduating seniors who are members of the honor society were also recognized and included Jill Rose Archambault of Glens Falls, N.Y.; Kenzie Madeline Elyse Brogden of Wilmington; Leah Savanna Farris of Rockwell; Derek Wade Freeze of China Grove; Justin Tyler Lewis of Luttrell, Tenn.; K. Michael Pierce Matthias of Georgetown, Del.; Susan Westmoreland Pugh of Linwood; Paul Christian Saylor of Isle of Palms, S.C.; Shahin Soltan Mohammadi of Gothenburg, Sweden; and Ryan Adam Taccarino of Marmora, N.J.

Alpha Chi, a member of the Association of College honor societies, began at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, in 1922. It became a national honor society in 1934 and has for more than seven decades retained its objective: the stimulation, development and recognition of scholarship and those elements of character that make scholarship effective for good. Alpha Chi derives its names from the Greek letters that begin the words aletheia and character, "truth" and "character."

Catawba's chapter of Alpha Chi was founded in May 1978. To date, 572 members have been inducted. Membership is open only to those students in the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes.

PhotosPHOTOS: 2009 GraduationEvents



« Return to Previous