SBU inducts 30 into Alpha Chi Honor Society

BOLIVAR, Mo. — Thirty Southwest Baptist University students were inducted into the Missouri Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi Honor Society in April.

Alpha Chi is a national college honor society that admits students from all academic disciplines. Membership is limited to the top 10 percent of an institution’s juniors and seniors who have at least a 3.8 grade point average and a record that reflects academic integrity and honesty.

Alpha Chi inductees attended a banquet in their honor.Students who were inducted are:

  • Sarah VanBebber – junior social science education major from Auburn, Ill.
  • Taylor Fischer – junior exercise science major from Appleton City, Mo.
  • Brittany Tarrant – senior music education major from Bolivar
  • Joshua Yount – senior physics major from Bakersfield, Mo.
  • Chad Pollett – junior Christian ministry major from Eldon, Mo.
  • Mary Arts – senior elementary education major from Salem, Mo.
  • Torben Semrau – senior management major from Hofheim, Germany
  • Marisa Mayo – senior political science major from Springfield, Mo.
  • Klara Vickov – junior exercise science major from Forest Hill, FO, Australia
  • Ilene Adair – junior music major from Overland Park, Kan.
  • Shelby Barta – junior biology major from Basehor, Kan.
  • Karen Kelley – senior music major from Jefferson City, Mo.
  • Emma Kirksey – junior English major from Bolivar
  • Kyle Hawkins – senior psychology major from El Dorado Springs, Mo.
  • Kai Woodfall – junior biology major from Alphington, Victoria, FO, Australia
  • Audrey Russell – junior English major from West Plains, Mo.
  • Sarah Fortna – junior interdisciplinary studies major from Macon, Mo.
  • Anna Van Haitsma – junior from Reeds Spring, Mo.
  • Emma Hale – junior pre-music major from Springfield, Mo.
  • Kylie Howell – junior criminal justice major from Licking, Mo.
  • Carrington Peace – junior history and political science major from Lebanon, Mo.
  • Hunter Middleton – junior exercise science major from Great Bend, Kan.
  • Victoria Black – junior chemistry major from Kansas City, Mo.
  • Lauren Wineinger – junior cybersecurity major from Topeka, Kan.
  • Breanne Freeman – junior chemistry and biology major from Springfield, Mo.
  • Kandace Phipps – junior nursing major from Bolivar
  • Josie Fidler – junior English major from Stockton, Mo.
  • Kacey Conrad – junior English major from Hannibal, Mo.
  • RuthAnn Carpenter – junior exercise science major from Taylor, Mo.
  • Kaelynn Bowman – junior intercultural studies major from Oklahoma City

For more information about Alpha Chi at SBU, contact Dr. Coyle Neal, assistant professor of history and political science, at (417) 328-1722 or

Photo cutline: Southwest Baptist University students who attended the Alpha Chi Honor Society induction ceremony are: Front row (left to right) — Audrey Russell, Kylie Howell, Emma Kirksey, Kacey Conrad, Anna Van Haitsma; Back row (left to right) — Brittany Tarrant, Carrington Peace, Kaelynn Bowman, Taylor Fischer, Sarah VanBebber, RuthAnn Carpenter.

*Published: 5-9-18