Alpha Chi Students Return from National Convention

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Six Kansas Wesleyan students recently returned from the national Alpha Chi convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Faith Ramsey, Brooke Berg, Ben Waugh, Cassie Wuest, Tonya Powers, and Jourdin Watkins all attended the conference, where they listened to various presentations, and volunteered to deliver books for the national service project, Alpha Chi, Reading is Fundamental. Books were donated and then given to Carter Lawrence Elementary School in Nashville, where the KWU students also were given the opportunity to read to kindergarten and first grade classes. Each child was able to take home a donated book.

During the convention, four KWU students gave presentations:

Jourdin Watkins: "Abortion Reasoning Among College Students" (representing all academic fields)
Faith Ramsey: "Why Cats Have Nine Lives" (physics/geology/astronomy session)
Tonya Powers: "Reclaiming the Abject Body: Presentation of Self in Chronic Illness" (communication session)
Ben Waugh: "<3" (performing arts session)

Alpha Chi is a nationwide academic honor society, founded in 1922, that accepts and recognizes the top ten percent of junior and senior students for their accomplishments in the classroom. Each year, the Alpha Chi organization hosts either a national convention or a super-regional convention in which chapters from across the nation get together to discuss Alpha Chi happenings and to present pieces of student work. The students were accompanied by Dr. Steve Hoekstra and Dr. Anita Specht.

"All of the students conducted themselves with professionalism. If you see them, tell them you are proud of them," Specht said.

Congratulations to all of these talented students!