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CSUB’s Honors Society, Alpha Chi, Awarded with President’s Cup for Outstanding Chapter

The California State University, Bakersfield chapter of the Alpha Chi Honors Society recently earned the President’s Cup, the highest honor bestowed by the national organization.

Dr. Jacquelyn Kegley and five students from the California Iota Chapter of the honors society attended and presented at the national convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

The President’s Cup, the most prestigious honor awarded at the Alpha Chi Honors Society, has been bestowed on the outstanding chapter at every national convention since. Along with the trophy, an honorarium of $200 is presented to the recipient.

Criteria for the award includes: campus activities; community activities that are academically oriented; the number of student presentations at national conventions; the number of scholarships and fellowships received by chapter members; and social media efforts, among other categories.

The Alpha Chi Honors Society is an academic honors society. Since 1922, its purpose has been to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction.

The society accepts only students in the top 10 percent of their class from all academic disciplines. At CSU Bakersfield, juniors must have a 3.8 GPA, seniors a 3.7 and graduate students a 3.8. The society has more than 300 chapters in almost every state and inducts approximately 11,000 members annually. Membership is through invitation only to those who place within the top 3 percent of the student body.

Students have the opportunity to attend the national convention to present papers and posters to receive prizes in different academic areas. Every year, there is also an interdisciplinary group project that receives $5,000 in prizes.

The students who attended the convention and presented were:

  • Alpha Chi Convention Poster Presentation: Henna Singh, “The Potential Intrinsic

    Anticancer Effects of Hops in Craft Beer”;

  • Alpha Chi Poster Presentation: Navdeep Kaur, “Proliferative Effects of Beer and Hops

    Samples and its Anti-Cancer Characteristics”;

  • Bailey Russell, “Latin Via Ovid: A Good Latin Textbook or Not?”;

  • Sidney Russell, “Translating Ovid: Finding a Balance between Literal and Aesthetic”;

  • Taylor Jackson, “Effectiveness of Non-SNAP Food Assistance Programs: A Preliminary

    Inquiry”; and

  • Chapter Strengthening Workshop, “Rowdy Leads the Runners: Training Leadership and

    Working with the Administration,” led by Henna Singh and Navdeep Kaur, assisted by Bailey Russell and Sidney Russell.

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