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Honor society inducts 19

Lyon College’s chapter of the Alpha Chi National Collegiate Scholarship Honor Society recently inducted 19 new members. 

Alpha Chi is a national honor society with over 300 college and university chapters. The society admits juniors and seniors of good character who are in the top 10 percent of their classes.  

Area residents joining the society include Jon-Michael Poff, Alyssa Stott, Clare Brown, Megan Holifield, and Emily Spinks. Poff is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Poff of Batesville and is a junior majoring in English. Stott, a junior majoring in chemistry, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brock of Concord and wife of Lee Stott of Batesville. Brown, the daughter of Verona Bebow and Larry Brown of Batesville, is a junior majoring in psychology. Holifield, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Holifield of Batesville, is a junior majoring in biology. Spinks is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Spinks of Pleasant Grove and is majoring in mathematics. 

Others inducted include Marc-André LeBlanc of Little Rock, a junior majoring in chemistry; Kelsey Ward of Ramona, Okla., a junior majoring in biology; Jessica Soule of North Little Rock, a junior majoring in international relations; Aaron Farris of Mountain View; Kate Stillion of Jonesboro, a junior majoring in psychology and biology; Hannah Williams of Conway, a junior majoring in English; Callie Hoyt of Little Rock, a junior majoring in accounting; Lilly Hastings of North Little Rock, a junior majoring in English; Ashley Beaird of Malden, Mo., a junior majoring in biology; Aaron Walton of Westlake, Texas, a junior majoring in music; Chelsea Hinton of Jonesboro, a senior majoring in biology; Hannah Ellis of Jacksonville, a junior majoring in political science and English; and Kristan Inman of Chipley, Fla., a senior majoring in English.  

Members travel each year to regional and national conventions to present research and creative work and to compete for scholarships and fellowships. Lyon’s award-winning chapter was named the outstanding chapter in the nation for 2009-2011 when it was awarded the President’s Cup in March 2011. Previously, the chapter had been awarded the President’s Cup in 2007. No other chapter has won the President’s Cup twice. Lyon members have won $35,000 in scholarships in the last 14 years and have published their award-winning work in Alpha Chi’s nationally circulated journal, The Recorder. 

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