Wayland President Inducted to Alpha Chi

April 16, 2018


Dr. Hall lights a candle
Wayland Baptist University President Dr. Bobby Hall lights his candle as an honorary inductee into Wayland’s chapter of Alpha Chi as Alpha Chi member Ellen Hedlund looks on. Dr. Hall joined the new group of inductees to the prestigious national honor society.

 As part of its 60th birthday celebration, the Alpha Eta chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society inducted Wayland Baptist University President Dr. Bobby Hall as an honorary member Friday afternoon.

The special ceremony took place as part of the annual Alpha Chi induction ceremony at Wayland. Alpha Chi is a national honor society reserved for students who are in the top 10 percent of their class academically.

Nominated by the campus chapter, Dr. Hall had to meet rigorous standards of scholarship, character and friendship to the organization in order to be considered for induction. Dr. Trisha Yarbrough, executive director of Alpha Chi, said in a statement that there is a significant review process for honorary membership.

“Our national governing body carefully reviews the credentials submitted by nominating chapters and appreciates the support and encouragement provided by our honorary members,” Yarbrough said. “We are proud that he has joined our Alpha Chi family.”

Dr. Hall was part of the induction class that included students Aimee Brooks, Marissa Felton, Jonathan Frost, Tre Hinds, Jesus Mendoza, Pennington Moore, Makayla Nicholson, Bryan Nunez, Mackenzie Parks and Jai’Cee Tudman.

Graduating seniors were also recognized and presented with Alpha Chi cords to wear at the commencement ceremony on May 5. Those receiving cords were Emily Boardman, Stephanie Gannaway, Carley Hardage, Ellen Hedlund, Jessica Stohlmann and Amanda Vickers.

Following the ceremony, Dr. and Laurie Hall held a special reception at their house for Alpha Chi member and new inductees.

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