Angelo State University’s chapter of the Alpha Chi national honor society inducted 40 new members during a special initiation ceremony on Tuesday, March 22, in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.

Alpha Chi is open to students majoring in any academic discipline and has over 300 chapters nationwide with more than 400,000 members. To be eligible, students must rank in the top 10 percent of seniors at their college or university, or in the top 7.5 percent of juniors.

ASU’s spring 2016 inductees by hometown and major are:

San Angelo: Krissa Hughes, nursing; Bonnie Kennedy, English; Christopher McKowen, physics; Brandon Mitchell, computer science; Vikash Ramnanan, psychology; Gary Turner, intelligence, security studies and analysis; Sydney Wade, psychology; and Katherine Walsh, English
Abilene: Tyler Birk, biology; and Jeffrey Hargrove, social work
Austin: Ashton Short, physics/mathematics
Ballinger: Sydney Dankworth, management
Cibolo:  Karen Coleman, interdisciplinary studies
Crane: Sarah Harrelson, interdisciplinary studies
Cross Plains: Tyler Henderson, psychology
Early: Aspen Escamilla, accounting
Ferris:  Sarah Hartman, English
Hamlin: Morgan Rodgers, nursing
Junction: Sean Curry, music
Kirksville, Mo.: Michael Burt, physics
Lampasas: Jessica Odom, interdisciplinary studies
Lazbuddie: Shyann Rainey, mathematics
Lenorah: Kristen Blocker, kinesiology
Lubbock: Jacqueline Dowell, management
Merkel: Jessica McGuire, interdisciplinary studies
Mertzon: Clara Terral, nursing
Pflugerville: Brenna Hudson, kinesiology
Round Rock: Joshua Jacks, kinesiology
Salado: Mason Price, biology
Southlake: Mckenna Lee, interdisciplinary studies
Stephenville: Dakota McCoy, computer science
Sterling City: Gabbriella Trevino, kinesiology
St. Paul, Minn.: Mike Peterson, kinesiology
Valera: Mary Tapia, psychology
Wall: Tyrel Fuchs, computer science; and Austin Matschek, kinesiology
Chiba, Japan: Asuka Hirano, marketing
Edinburgh, Scotland: Katy Ralph, international business
Seoul, South Korea: Yein Cho, international business
Veracruz, Mexico: Alfredo Bonilla Aguilar, Spanish/music

ASU is located in Alpha Chi Region I, and Dr. Karl Havlak, professor of mathematics, is the head faculty advisor for the ASU chapter. Additional faculty advisors are Dr. June Smith for the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Biqing Huang for the College of Business, Dr. Charlene Bustos for the College of Education, and Paul Osmanski for the Archer College of Health and Human Services. Havlak is also secretary-treasurer for Region I and a member of the Alpha Chi National Council.

Bustos will accompany Alpha Chi students Amanda Weaver of Center Point and Marcus Havlak of Miles to the Alpha Chi National Convention in Alexandria, Va., in April. Weaver and Havlak will give presentations at the convention.