Pine Manor’s top achievers recognized
Pine Manor’s top achievers where recognized on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, in the annual Alpha Chi induction and PMC’s Academic Honors Ceremony. Led in by Dr. Elizabeth Gardner, and Dr. Melinda Ponder, twelve students were inducted into the Alpha Chi Honor Society. The Alpha Chi induction, a wonderful candle-lighting ceremony, was led by Dr. William Stargard, Alpha Chi Faculty Advisor.
Dr. Jervette R. Ward, Assistant Professor of English, was the honorary inductee, recognized for her outstanding contribution to the academic life of Pine Manor.
This year, Pine Manor College is proud to have had the following twelve students’ names added to the list of more than 400,000 members who have joined Alpha Chi since 1922.
Hannah Adronic ’14
Marian Barrios ’14
Vanessa Gomes ’14
Katherine Henao ’14
Elsa John ’13
Hannah Kaplan ’14
Heba Khurram ’14
Iandra Mazurkevicz ’13
Daniela Ramirez ’13
Tamara Sakala ’14
Christina Warnke ’14
Katherine White ’13
Following the Alpha Chi induction ceremony was the recognition of our High Honors and Honors students of Spring and Fall 2012. Presenting their certificates were President Ellen Hurwitz, Dean William Vogele, Dean Jamica Love and Dr. William Stargard.
About Alpha Chi
The Massachusetts Delta Chapter of Alpha Chi is a national college honor society that accepts only the top 10 percent of juniors, seniors, and graduate students in all academic fields and that recognizes and promotes scholarship. Once a member, students are eligible for regional and national scholarships, and may apply to attend Alpha Chi’s annual national convention (at a subsidized cost), where they could present their work to fellow members and faculty from across the country. During the induction, each member receives a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin. In addition, the chapter will purchase and provide an official Alpha Chi medallion to be worn by each member at Commencement.
Pine Manor’s chapter of Alpha Chi was established in 1991 with 16 members. The Massachusetts chapter is the Delta Chapter, as we are the fifth college in Massachusetts to establish a chapter.
In order to qualify for membership a student must be enrolled full time, be a junior or senior with at least one year of residency, have a cumulative GPA of 3.5, and at least one semester with a 3.75 GPA.
About High Honors and Honors Requirements
To earn semester Honors, a student must have completed at least 8 credits in courses in which a letter grade is assigned and earn a semester GPA as follows:
For High Honors a 3.50 GPA or higher is required, and for Honors a GPA of 3.20 to 3.49 is required.