Fort Smith Students Inducted Into National Honor Society

Siloam Springs, Ark (November 19, 2002) - Four John Brown University students were recently inducted into Kappa Kappa Chi, JBU’s chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, the national honor society for adult students. All four inductees are students in the JBU Advance Program in Fort Smith.

New inductees include: Sidney Moore of Van Buren, Patricia Seaton of Fort Smith, Billy Frachiseur of Greenwood and Beatrix Elliot of Alma.

In order to be inducted, the students met the following criteria: inductees must have earned a minimum of 24 semester hours from the JBU Advance Program and at least 60 total hours of grade-bearing credit from all colleges attended. Inductees are selected from only the top 10 percent of the graduating class in each geographical area (northwest Arkansas, Little Rock and Fort Smith) who satisfy the requirements mentioned above. Those selected must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale from all previous college coursework and a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for all classes taken through Term Two in the JBU Advance Program.

The four inductees were honored at a banquet at Taliano’s Hall in Fort Smith on Nov. 2.

Alpha Sigma Lambda is a national honor society founded in 1945 by Dr. Rollin Posey, Dean of University College at Northwestern University. Its purpose is to honor those dedicated adult students who, while handling their life responsibilities, achieve and maintain high scholastic standards. JBU’s chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda is called Kappa Kappa Chi, which represents the first letters of the Greek words for Head, Heart and Hand, the historic educational motto of JBU.

The JBU Advance Program is a degree program that allows students with two years of college credit to complete their bachelor’s degree in two years by attending classes one night per week. Students progress through their studies as a group, taking courses in an established sequence.

Classes are designed for working adults 23 years of age or older who have at least two years of prior college credit and relevant work experience. JBU offers the Advance Program in Northwest Arkansas, Little Rock, Fort Smith, Harrison and Hot Springs. John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of more than 1,700 students from 42 states and 44 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

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