Students attend national honor society conventionSix Harding University students and one faculty sponsor represented
the Arkansas Eta chapter of Alpha Chi at the national college honor
society’s annual convention March 31-April 2 in San Diego.
All of the Harding students made presentations at the convention,
which featured scholarly, creative, and artistic presentations by 270
students and a national literacy service project of providing books to
a local elementary school.
One of 26 prizes for the top student presentations went to senior
biochemistry and molecular biology and Spanish double major Nicholas
Scanlon of Searcy who won the Bonnie Revelle Prize in
Molecular/Cellular Biology for his poster presentation “Cytotoxic
Capacity of HIV-1 Specific CD8+ T Celle in Acute Versus Chronic HIB-1
Other Harding students presenting included senior music and
international studies double major Devon Newburn of Spotsylvania, Va.,
with a piano performance program “A Fond Remembrance of Fusion:
Milhaud;” M.B.A. graduate student Caitlyn Ann Ringling of Jenison,
Mich., with “Strategic Marketing for the Global Expansion of Target
Corporation;” senior management information systems and economics
double major Bradley Wolhuter of Bentonville, Ark., with “Leadership;”
senior broadcast journalism and electronic media production double
major Luz Marina Marchena Villarreal of San Jose, Costa Rica, with
“Spread the Word;” and senior communication sciences and disorders and
leadership and ministry double major Savannah Steiner of Mabelvale,
Ark., with “Was Judah a State in Early Iron Age II Prior to the Reign
Chapter sponsor Dr. Linda Thompson accompanied the delegation. Also
attending from Harding, which houses the society’s national
headquarters, were Dr. Dennis Organ, executive director, and office
staff members Lara Noah and Melinda Hicks.
The convention attracted 460 delegates and guests from 87 chapters
across the country. Alpha Chi has some 300 chapters in 45 states and
the District of Columbia. Members come from all academic fields and
must rank in the top 10 percent of their institutions’ junior, senior,
and graduate classes.