Angelo State University’s chapter of the Alpha Chi national honor society inducted 40 new members during a special initiation ceremony on Tuesday, March 22, in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.

Alpha Chi is open to students majoring in any academic discipline and has over 300 chapters nationwide with more than 400,000 members. To be eligible, students must rank in the top 10 percent of seniors at their college or university, or in the top 7.5 percent of juniors.

ASU’s spring 2016 inductees by hometown and major are:

San Angelo: Krissa Hughes, nursing; Bonnie Kennedy, English; Christopher McKowen, physics; Brandon Mitchell, computer science; Vikash Ramnanan, psychology; Gary Turner, intelligence, security studies and analysis; Sydney Wade, psychology; and Katherine Walsh, English

Abilene: Tyler Birk, biology; and Jeffrey Hargrove, social work

Austin: Ashton Short, physics/mathematics

Ballinger: Sydney Dankworth, management

Cibolo:  Karen Coleman, interdisciplinary studies

Crane: Sarah Harrelson, interdisciplinary studies

Cross Plains: Tyler Henderson, psychology

Early: Aspen Escamilla, accounting

Ferris:  Sarah Hartman, English

Hamlin: Morgan Rodgers, nursing

Junction: Sean Curry, music

Kirksville, Mo.: Michael Burt, physics

Lampasas: Jessica Odom, interdisciplinary studies

Lazbuddie: Shyann Rainey, mathematics

Lenorah: Kristen Blocker, kinesiology

Lubbock: Jacqueline Dowell, management

Merkel: Jessica McGuire, interdisciplinary studies

Mertzon: Clara Terral, nursing

Pflugerville: Brenna Hudson, kinesiology

Round Rock: Joshua Jacks, kinesiology

Salado: Mason Price, biology

Southlake: Mckenna Lee, interdisciplinary studies

Stephenville: Dakota McCoy, computer science

Sterling City: Gabbriella Trevino, kinesiology

St. Paul, Minn.: Mike Peterson, kinesiology

Valera: Mary Tapia, psychology

Wall: Tyrel Fuchs, computer science; and Austin Matschek, kinesiology

Chiba, Japan: Asuka Hirano, marketing

Edinburgh, Scotland: Katy Ralph, international business

Seoul, South Korea: Yein Cho, international business

Veracruz, Mexico: Alfredo Bonilla Aguilar, Spanish/music

ASU is located in Alpha Chi Region I, and Dr. Karl Havlak, professor of mathematics, is the head faculty advisor for the ASU chapter. Additional faculty advisors are Dr. June Smith for the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Biqing Huang for the College of Business, Dr. Charlene Bustos for the College of Education, and Paul Osmanski for the Archer College of Health and Human Services. Havlak is also secretary-treasurer for Region I and a member of the Alpha Chi National Council.

Bustos will accompany Alpha Chi students Amanda Weaver of Center Point and Marcus Havlak of Miles to the Alpha Chi National Convention in Alexandria, Va., in April. Weaver and Havlak will give presentations at the convention.