The York College chapter of Alpha Chi, the collegiate national honor society, inducted 23 new members at a ceremony in the Prayer Chapel on Wednesday, October 28.

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New members inducted included Josiah Ahart (Fort Worth, Texas); Melanie Baxa (Tobias, Neb.); Kaylee Becker (Axtell, Neb.); Danielle Berry (Falls City, Neb.); Angela Case (York, Neb.); Alyssa Didier (Littleton, Colo.); Derek Drews (Fremont, Neb.); Halie Ewing (Liberty, Mo.); Bethany Ford (Greeley, Colo.); Matthew Gastineau (North Platte, Neb.); Nicole Gates (Centennial, Colo.); Tyler Helms (Livermore, Calif.); Bryce Hinton (York, Neb.); Ashley Ivey (York, Neb.); Eryn Jacobson (Fordland, Mo.); Courtney Lovelace (Lake Elsinore, Calif.); Paul (P.J.) Matha (Las Vegas, Nev.); Ana Osborne (Heidelberg, Germany); Chloe Pittman (Eudora, Kans.); Sarah Shafer (Big Piney, Wyo.); Jaimee Stutz (Beaumont, Calif.); Sarah Trembly (St. Francis, Kans.); and Kylie Wroot (North Platte, Neb.).

The induction ceremony was dedicated to the memory of Crystal Ratliff, who was inducted into the group in 2014 and tragically passed away a few months later.
Alpha Chi is an academic honor society that recognizes and promotes excellence in scholarship among college and university students of good character. Classified as a general honor society, meaning that it accepts members from all academic fields, Alpha Chi inducts no more than the top 10 percent of junior, senior, and graduate students at member institutions.
Members receive recognition as distinguished students and members of one of the largest college honor societies in the world.
Faculty sponsors Dr. Louise Bailey, associate professor of education; Jo Kite, associate dean for graduate programs; and Dr. Terence Kite, professor of physics; lead the York College chapter. This year, Tim McNeese, associate professor of education, has been recognized as an honorary faculty member, selected by the students.
Returning members and officers include: Brianna Bailey (Wolverine Lake, Mich.); Kelsey Buglewicz (Omaha, Neb.); Joshua Burgener (Gering, Neb.); Caris Clark (Bismark, N. Dak.); Zanoria Echols (Olive Branch, Miss.); Kailey Firm (Loves Park, Ill.); Hannah Gund (Marion, Ill.); Nolan Henningson (Norcatur, Kans.); Ali Linstad (Menominee, Mich.); Bethany Lotulelei (Milford, Neb.); Natalie Ostrander (Rushville, Neb.); Corrine Pearl (Ridgecrest, Calif.); and Delaney Woods (York, Neb.).