LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Alpha Chi National College Honor Society is proud to announce that the Iowa Iota chapter at Waldorf University in Forest City, Iowa, has been awarded the esteemed 2023 President's Cup for Outstanding Chapter of the Year. The President's Cup, Alpha Chi's most prestigious chapter award, has been presented at national conventions since 1987 to recognize the most outstanding chapter among all regional nominees.

This year, four chapters submitted their materials for consideration, including Texas State University (Region I), Gardner-Webb University (Region III), Lindenwood University (Region IV), and Waldorf University (Region IV). Each nominee demonstrated exceptional performance in all areas required for an active and engaged chapter. These criteria include active participation in on-campus activities, student attendance and presentations at Alpha Chi National Conventions, multiple nominees and awardees of Alpha Chi national scholarships and fellowships, numerous Star Chapter awards, and multiple articles submitted and/or published in Aletheia, among others.

Dr. Ken LaSota, associate professor of geology at Robert Morris University and Region VI Secretary-Treasurer, congratulated the Iowa chapter, saying “The Honors and Awards Committee was faced with a number of accomplished chapters that were nominated for the President’s Cup by their respective regions. Acting to single out this chapter was the extensive and prestigious recognition of chapter members by their host university for multiple contributions they made to enhancing the quality of academic life on campus.”

Alpha Chi members at Waldorf University participated in invocations and addresses at various campus-wide functions, received departmental, school, and campus-wide recognition for mentoring, tutoring, and supporting fellow students, earned all-academic honors with various university sports teams, and served as student delegates, advisors, and mentors for a wide range of campus clubs, organizations, and university entities.

The President's Cup trophy and an honorarium of $200 were presented to the Iowa Iota chapter at Waldorf University during the annual Alpha Chi National Convention.

Alpha Chi National College Honor Society invites membership to juniors, seniors, and graduate students from all disciplines in the top ten percent of their classes at our member institutions. Chartered on more than 300 campuses nationwide, chapters induct approximately 10,000 students annually. Since the Society's founding in 1922, Alpha Chi members, charged with upholding the tenets of Truth and Character, have dedicated themselves to “making scholarship effective for good.” Alpha Chi is a certified member in good standing of the Association of College Honor Societies.

For more information on Alpha Chi National College Honor Society and the President's Cup, please visit www.alphachihonor.org/presidents-cup.