Several Alfred State College students were recently inducted into Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE), a national honor society for full-time students who have entered college through any developmental or opportunity program.
The Alfred State College Delta Chi chapter of XAE was chartered in 2007, making this the fifth induction ceremony at the college. Any student who maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (out of a possible 4.0) or higher for two consecutive semesters is eligible for induction. This honor society was founded at West Chester University in West Chester, PA, in 1989. There are now over 150 chapters across the United States.
Chi Alpha Epsilon was formed to recognize the academic achievements of students admitted to colleges and universities through non-traditional criteria. Its purposes are to promote continued high academic standards, to foster increased communication among its members, and to honor academic excellence achieved by those students admitted to college via developmental programs. Programs sponsored by the society encourage other students toward this accomplishment. Membership in Chi Alpha Epsilon is offered through local campus chapters to eligible students.
Each inductee receives a pin at the ceremony. If an inductee achieves a semester GPA over 3.5 any time after his/her induction, a new pin containing a jewel to indicate their success, is bestowed. Pictured here, enjoying their academic success, are, l-r inductees Cynthia Amponsah, Bronx, nursing; Robert Galambos, Elmira, Hollie Hall, the executive assistant to the president, for her support and guidance of some EOP students.