UT Tyler Office of Marketing and Communications
UT Tyler Alpha Chi Chapter Honored for 2009-10
March 3, 2011
Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
The Texas Alpha Xi Chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society at The University of Texas at Tyler received a Star Chapter Award for the 2009-10 year, Suzanne Pundt, UT Tyler senior lecturer in biology and chapter sponsor, announced.
The chapter was one of 37 to have earned the society’s designation, which is given to Alpha Chi chapters across the nation that hold outstanding achievement throughout the academic year.
Highlights included participating in the organization’s first Super-Regional Conference in Little Rock, Ark., collecting 137 children’s books for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital of Little Rock, membership growth and completion of the annual chapter report. Student members also presented scholarly papers at the annual convention.
Pundt currently serves as the Region II secretary/treasurer and member of the National Council of Alpha Chi. Region II includes Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and part of Texas. Dr. James Koukl, UT Tyler associate professor of biology, serves as assistant sponsor.
Alpha Chi is a coeducational society whose purpose is to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction.
As a general honor society, Alpha Chi admits to membership students from all academic disciplines. A member institution, which must be a regionally accredited, baccalaureate degree-granting college or university, may invite to membership no more than the top 10 percent of the junior, senior and graduate students.
For more information, visit http://www.uttyler.edu/studentorgs/alphachi/.
One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,400 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.