The College’s Zeta Tau Chapter of the Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) National Honor Society is off to a tremendous start with 48 inaugural inductees. The students were inducted into the honor society for the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) in a special ceremony held January 29.
“You epitomize excellence in academics,” Dr. Edwin Knox, Vice President of Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer, told the students. “It’s important that you stay on target; you will go further than you ever imagined.”
Dr. Knox then gave a message to the students on behalf of President Gale E. Gibson. Dr. Gibson, a XAE member from her days as an EOF undergraduate student, will pay the students’ first year of membership in the society.
XAE is the equivalent of Phi Theta Kappa (the international two-year college honor society) for academic developmental program students, said Stephanie Falana, Assistant to the Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Health Sciences, who is also a XAE member.
“The easy part is over; we will work with our incoming students so they will be prepared to join and succeed in our Zeta Tau Chapter,” Ms. Falana said to the inductees. With the chapter already launched, she predicted the next induction will be just as large, if not larger.
To be eligible, students must be full-time and have a minimum 3.0 grade point average for two consecutive semesters.
The students inducted into XAE include:
|First Name||Last Name||Major|
|Leslie||Cabrera||Human and Social Services|
|Diana||Guaman||General Science/Dental Hygiene|