April 3, 2013
Eleven PQC students were inducted into the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society on March 27. The students were welcomed with a rousing keynote speech by Dr. Karen Jarrell, Paul Quinn's registrar. Until the induction ceremony, the chapter, designated Texas Alpha Psi, had been on hiatus. John McWilliams serves as president, Sylvia Mayfield serves as vice president, and Dr. Ervin James serves as advisor of the chapter. Membership to the organization is limited to the top ten percent of a college or university's juniors, seniors, and graduate students.
(l. to r.) Dr. Karen Jarrell, Nurse Glenda Davis, Suedy N. Escalona Vance, Arnedia Webb, LaKesha D. Oliver, Dominique Mitchell, Chambriel M. Grant, Anita Crethers, Quentin Smith-Burley, Wilberth A. Barrera Jr., Marieta Oglesby, Sylvia R. Mayfield, and John McWilliams"
The magnitude of achieving a high level of academic success can never be minimized," said McWilliams. "It has the ability to open up so many opportunities for students beyond the college level experience." McWilliams went on to laud his fellow inductees, "You’ve shown that you have made no excuses and have not set other priorities above your original purpose for being a college student."
Alpha Chi is a coeducational academic honor society which was founded February 22, 1922 at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. Its purpose has been to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction. Its name derives from the initial letter of the Greek words meaning "truth" and "character".
Vice President Mayfield and President McWilliams with (l.) Dr. Ervin James, advisor, and (r.) Dr. Kizuwanda Grant, vice president of Academic Affairs
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