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CSUB Twin Sisters Selected to Present at Scholarly Convention

Two California State University, Bakersfield juniors have been selected as presenters during the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society annual convention in Louisville, KY, on April 6-8. The conference highlights student research and creative presentations from across the nation.

Twin sisters Bailey and Sidney Russell will present their session titled, “The Written Revolution: The Power of the Pen and a Writer’s Responsibility,” at the convention.  The Russells have three majors – English, psychology and pre-med.

“Attending and presenting at the Alpha Chi convention has put CSUB on the map,” said Dr. Jacquelyn Kegley, CSUB professor of philosophy and sponsor of CSUB’s Alpha Chi Honor Society.  “We have been recognized as a Star Chapter for 15 years.  The students who attend are able to promote this event on their resumes, and they meet many other honors Alpha Chi students from around the nation.”

Both Russells are aspiring pediatricians and authors and hope to open a practice that will provide quality care for people who cannot otherwise afford medical care.

Sidney Russell works at the Writing Resource Center and is acting president and secretary of Alpha Chi, California Iota Chapter.  She also is a member of three other honor societies.  Before going on to pursue her M.D., she plans to work toward a Ph.D. in English, either in medieval literature or philology.

Bailey Russell also works at the Writing Resource Center and is vice president of Alpha Chi, California Iota Chapter.  Additionally, she serves as an executive member of three other organizations. She plans to obtain a Ph.D. in English – either medieval literature of phonology – before attending medical school for her M.D.

“Attending the Alpha Chi convention has given us the amazing opportunity to share our own work at a national level and experience the true meaning of ‘making scholarship effective for good’ as we come together with students from across the nation who share a love of education and dedication to hard work,” the Russells said.

Alpha Chi National College Honor Society invites to membership juniors, seniors, and graduate students from all disciplines in the top ten percent of their class.  Active on nearly 300 campuses nationwide, Alpha Chi is a member in good standing of the Association of College Honor Societies, the only national accrediting body for honor societies.

(NOTE: Some information in this news release was provided by the Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society.)

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