Wayland inducts honors students

Release Date: November 19, 2009

PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University held its inductions into the Alpha Chi national honor society and Psi Chi honor society for psychology on Wednesday afternoon, recognizing some of the best and the brightest on campus.

The Alpha Chi honor society consists of students who make up the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes at Wayland. According to chapter sponsor Dr. Perry Collins, assistant professor of counseling and psychology, Alpha Chi is one of the more difficult honor societies in which to earn membership.

“This sets the overall impression that you exceed mediocrity,” Collins told the inductees.

The Psi Chi honor society consists of the top students who are completing a major or minor in psychology. Dr. Collins challenged these students to continue their education in psychology.

“One of the last uncharted territories in science is understanding human behavior,” he said.

Not all of the students were able to participate in the ceremonies. Those on the list for induction into Alpha Chi were: Jarrod Alford of Littlefield, Lauren Davis of Red Oak, Devin DeLoe of Borger, Khrystyne Eckerd of Ruidoso, Daurie Harris of Perryton, Melanie Hester of Brownfield, Amber Jaramillo-Upchurch of Denton, Kady Pryde of Abilene, Rachel Rima of Perryton and Brad Wall of Perryton.

Those included in Psi Chi were: Chase Aycock of Lorenzo, Beau Bishop of Brownwood, Chris Chapman of Whiteface, Victoria Hund-Stewart, Amber Jacobi of Iowa Park, Chelsea Kopp of Plainview, Joseph Mowery of Iowa Park, and Alyssa Perez of Celeste.