Alpha Chi inducts seven new students, celebrates 70th academic year

Alpha Chi celebrated its 70th academic year on Hastings College campus recently by inducting seven new students.

Picture of Alpha Chi inductees.
Hastings College students Kaelen Day, Megan Dlouhy, Cassidy Ostrand, Jess Trad and Emily Wiegert at the Alpha Chi induction ceremony. (Not pictured: Kylie Koehler and Claira Thede.)

Alpha Chi is a coeducational academic honor society designed to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college students and to honor those who achieve such distinction. Only juniors and seniors who place in the top 10 percent of their class from all academic disciplines are eligible for this elite academic honor.

Students with membership in Alpha Chi help host activities on campus such as the Bronco Brain Buster Quiz Bowl and Academic Showcase Day.

The Hastings College chapter was established in 1949 by Frank Weyer and Ruth Harris. Weyer was dean of the College at the time and and Harris was the librarian.

This year’s new members include:

  • Kaelen Dea of Greenwood, Nebraska
  • Megan Dlouhy of Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Kylie Koehler of Gothenburg, Nebraska
  • Cassidy Ostrand of Central City, Nebraska
  • Claira Thede of Palmer, Nebraska
  • Jess Trad of Hewitt, Wisconsin
  • Emily Wiegert of Grand Island, Nebraska

Hastings College is a private, four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report and a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review. For more, go to

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