Lincoln Memorial University



Dr. Vina Faulkner delivers the Keynote address.Harrogate, Tennessee—Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) inducted 11 new members into the Tennessee Epsilon 82 chapter of Alpha Chi on Friday, December 11. At the induction ceremony in the Sam and Sue Mars Performing Arts Center in the Duke Hall of Citizenship both undergraduate and graduate students were invited to join the national honor society.

Alpha Chi is a coeducational academic honor society. Founded in 1922, with the purpose of promoting academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students, Alpha Chi honors those who achieve such distinction. Membership is limited to no more than 10 percent of the junior, senior and graduate classes. 

LMU Dean of the School of Mathematics and Sciences and Alpha Chi Chapter Sponsor Amiel Jarstfer presided over the ceremony where Associate Professor of Veterinary Medicine Vina Faulkner delivered a keynote address entitled “Chi Stands for Character.”

Undergraduate students inducted included Gabriel Dascanio (Blacksburg, Virginia), Jeffery Jones (Sneedville, Tennessee), Laura Newman (Knoxville, Tennessee), Isaac Price (Church Hill, Virginia) and Chelsea Roberts (Knoxville, Tennessee). Graduate and professional students inducted included Alesia Cloutier (Kailua, Hawaii), Cade Lampley (Harrogate, Tennessee), Zuri Hudson (Cumberland Gap, Tennessee), Johanna Kitts (LaFollette, Tennessee), Samuel Gerhardt (Harrogate, Tennessee) and Brittany Teipen (Harrogate, Tennessee).

The objectives of Alpha Chi are to promote and to recognize superior scholarship and those elements of character which make scholarship effective for service. The society has more than 300 chapters across the country. Membership is the highest academic honor on campus.

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at




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