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Henderson, Tennessee — (March 14, 2024) — Eleven Freed-Hardeman University students were inducted into the Iota Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Scholarship Society in Old Chapel Hall Monday, March 11, 2024. 

The following students were inducted: Mikayla Behel, Lauren Cabrera, Maci Cagle, Garyson Campbell, Ava Cox, Zena Dorris, Xavier Falkenheim, Kylee Mckee, Luke Sullivan, Abbie Vance, and Jack Zondervan. 

Alpha Chi membership is by invitation only to juniors and seniors with a minimum grade point average of 3.75 on at least 80 earned credit hours and candidates must be in the top 10 percent of the junior and senior class to qualify for membership. However, Dr. Loren Warf, the assistant sponsor of the program, said during the ceremony that the average GPA of this semester’s inductees was 3.99.

The ceremony highlighted the organization’s emphasis on both scholarship and character. “Scholarship is the power of the mind to dispel fear and superstition by the power of knowledge. Students should wear the pins for a week to promote not themselves, but the ideals of the organization,” Warf said. The ceremony concluded with students repeating the motto found in John 8:32: “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”

Falkenheim, a biochemistry, health, and Spanish major, is looking forward to having a well-rounded experience in Alpha Chi. 

“I have a good academic and social life, but I think this will help take it to the next level for grad school applications,” he said.   

Chapter President Clark Endsley is confident the new members will be valuable additions to the club. “Each inductee has unique talents, and together, they promise a bright future for Alpha Chi and Freed-Hardeman,” Endsley said. 

Following the induction ceremony, a small reception with cake and punch was provided for inductees, family members and friends.

The mission of Freed-Hardeman University is to help students develop their God-given talents for His glory by empowering them with an education that integrates Christian faith, scholarship and service. With locations in Henderson and Memphis, FHU offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees.