Alpha Chi Induction Ceremony & Honors Program Dinner Scheduled For February 10

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Monday, February 10, 2020 - 10:00am
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Limestone College will host its annual Alpha Chi Induction Ceremony and Honors Program Dinner on Monday, Feb. 10, 6 p.m., inside the Stephenson Dining Hall Banquet Room.

Eleven students will be inducted into the Alpha Chi Honor Society during the event. Alpha Chi has a fellowship of more than 400,000 members from over 300 colleges and university chapters. Members of Alpha Chi, identified and elected by faculty members, rank in the top 10 percent of juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Alpha Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, a group of 67 societies meeting rigorous standards regarding student membership and governance.

Limestone Professor Dr. Felicia Cavallini will provide a keynote address entitled, “From Sports to Academia to Life Fulfillment: The Honors Students’ Guide to Thrive Personally, Meet Challenges and be a Leader in the Classroom, Community, and Your Career.”

“Dr. Cavallini is the perfect choice to deliver this year's keynote address,” said Honors Program Director Dr. Jonathan Sarnoff. “A noted scholar and teacher, she was selected for a prestigious Fulbright Scholar Grant in 2014. She was an original member of the Honors Committee and will be teaching the capstone course for our Honors students.”

Limestone’s Honors Program offers talented and motivated students the opportunity to reach greater heights through their experiences at the College. The program provides students enhanced educational opportunities designed to challenge and enrich student learning.

The mission of the Honors Program is to provide academically gifted students with a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum and an engaging learning community that equips them with the knowledge, creativity, and adaptability to thrive and lead.

“The Honors Program gives students an opportunity to engage in high-impact practices,” noted Cavallini, who is a Professor of Physical Education. “They can take part in things such as community service, research with faculty, research presentations, internships, and more. It’s important that our Honors students have the chance to take part in real projects that involve solutions to real problems.”

Limestone’s Honors Program was established in the fall of 1983 by former Professor of History Dr. Tom Thomson in order to create a challenging academic environment for Day Campus gifted and special ability students.