The EOP (Educational Opportunity Program ) staff at Alfred State College recently inducted nine students into the Chi Alpha Epsilon honor society. Chi Alpha Epsilon  recognizes the academic excellence achieved by those students admitted to college via developmental programs. Full-time students who hold a 3.0 cumulative GPA (out of a possible 4.0) for two consecutive semesters and who were admitted to the college via developmental or higher education opportunity types of programs are eligible for membership. Doreen Vance, EOP professional tutor and XAE adviser, commented that this is only our third induction ceremony and these nine students make it the largest class of new inductees. Along with these nine students, Cathleen Engle, EOP adviser, was inducted into Chi Alpha Epsilon as an honorary member. Dr. Jerri Drummond, director of multicultural affairs, served as the keynote speaker and outlined eight tips for success that she has used in her own life. Though not an EOP student herself, Dr. Drummond mentioned how she has had to overcome obstacles in her life and has found these strategies to help her achieve a sense of accomplishment.
Congratulations go out to the following new members of XAE, pictured here, back row, l-r: Maria E. Wood, Wellsville; Taia E. Jones, Syracuse; Angela J. Outman, Wellsville; Matia Senyonga, Buffalo; Mary Ann Carpenter, Belfast; back row, l-r: Ernest E. Cowell, Little Genesee; Cathleen Engle, Almond; Katie M. DeRigge, Elmira; Rechelle Brooks, Elmira. Missing from photo: Katherine A. Clark, Alfred Station.