Baylor Senior Awarded Prestigious Alpha Chi National Honor Society Scholarship

July 16, 2008

by Lauren Venegas, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

Andrew Green, a senior studio art and architecture major from Henderson, Nev., has received the prestigious Alfred H. Nolle Scholarship from the Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society, a competitive $1,500 award given annually to 10 high-achieving college students from across the country.

The Alpha Chi honor society has more than 342,000 members and 308 active chapters across the country. The honor society is restricted to the top 10 percent of junior and senior students, with standards that may be placed higher by faculty of the specific university.

The purpose of the Alpha Chi national honor society is "to encourage sound scholarship and devotion to truth, not only among members but among all students on chapter campuses, opposed to bigotry, narrowness and discrimination on any basis other than that of academic achievement or character."

The honor society was founded at a conference of Texas colleges held at Southwestern University in 1922. On that day, representatives from five Texas institutions of higher learning met on the campus for the purpose of organizing a scholarship society that would encompass all of the Class A colleges and universities in the state. By the 1940s, the group had become a national honors society.

"In the past, we have had several students win this scholarship, usually about every two to three years, and it is a great honor for Baylor University and the classics department in particular to share this joy with our Alpha Chi members," said Dr. Antonios Augoustakis, assistant professor of classics at Baylor and an Alpha Chi faculty sponsor.

For more information on Alpha Chi and the Alfred H. Nolle Scholarship, visit www.harding.edu/alphachi.

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