Upper Iowa University (UIU) inducted eight new members into its chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society on Wednesday, April 28 during a ceremony on the Fayette campus. Pictured (l-r)Andrew Yarolim, Fayette; Ray Wacker, Waukon; Kari Solheim, Fayette; Linda Medberry, Oelwein; Travis Nuss; Gowrie; Samantha Hansel, Elkader; and Dawn Halverson, West Union. Not pictured: Holly Streeter, Fayette.
FAYETTE, Iowa (April 30, 2010) –Upper Iowa University (UIU) inducted nine new members into its chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society on Wednesday, April 28 during a ceremony on the Fayette campus.
Established in 1922, Alpha Chi is a coeducational academic honor society that promotes academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who receive such distinction. Eligible students must be nominated by faculty based on the criteria that they are juniors, seniors, or graduate students ranked academically in the top 10 percent of their respective class and attend the Fayette campus.
"We are extremely pleased to have a very unique situation among our inductees this year,” said Victor Clark, associate professor of marketing and Alpha Chi sponsor. “Ray Wacker, who was inducted into Alpha Chi at this year’s ceremony, follows his daughter Carlyn’s induction last year. This is historical for Upper Iowa University and am sure a proud moment for this father and daughter.”
Undergraduate inductees into the 2010 UIU Chapter 381 Alpha Chi include Erin Bennek, Shoreview, MN; Dawn Halverson, West Union; Samantha Hansel, Elkader; Linda Medberry, Oelwein; Travis Nuss, Gowrie; Kari Solheim, Fayette; Ray Wacker, Waukon; and Andrew Yarolim, Fayette.
Graduate inductees include Holly Streeter, Fayette.
Alpha Chi has some 300 chapters nationwide, including Puerto Rico, and inducts more than 11,000 members annually.
Monica Bayer Heaton
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to over 6,600 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.