Lyon College Students Receive Award

 Lyon College students recently won a record number of awards at the Alpha Chi Super-Regional Convention in Baltimore, Md. Advisors Dr. Tim Lindblom and Dr. Terrell Tebbetts attended the convention with student delegates Hannah Ellis, Megan Holifield and Jon-Michael Poff. Lyon College’s Alpha Chi chapter is Arkansas Iota, Chapter 52.

 Ellis, a junior from Jacksonville, was elected as Region II student delegate at Alpha Chi’s National Council. She will be one of seven students from across the nation serving on the Council, the organization’s governing board. Holifield, a junior from Batesville, was the winner of Region II’s junior scholarship, the only one given. She also won the convention’s top presentation prize in creative writing.

 Marc-Andre LeBlanc, a junior from Little Rock, won the National Council’s Nolle Scholarship for juniors. LeBlanc’s scholarship was one of ten awarded nationally. Poff, a junior from Batesville, won both the National Council’s Nolle Scholarship and also the convention’s top presentation prize for American literature papers. In addition, Lyon’s chapter as a whole was named a Star Chapter, designating it as a chapter of excellence.

 Alpha Chi is a national academic honor 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. In its 90 years it has inducted over 400,000 members. Lyon College’s chapter, installed in 1960, is in its 52nd year. It is the only Alpha Chi chapter to have twice won the organization’s President’s Cup as the nation’s outstanding chapter.

 In past years, Lyon students have often returned from the convention with a number of recognitions. The six distinctions won by this year’s student delegates sets a new record for Lyon’s chapter.