Amanda Pitt, Christian Brothers University (CBU) ’09 graduate, was one of 28 student members of Alpha Chi, the national college honor society, to receive prizes at the group’s national convention in Indianapolis April 2-4. Pitt, recipient of The Prize in Political Science/Economics/Social Science, presented “National Socialist Exploitation of the Myth of ‘Stab in the Back’ in her field of study, history.
Twenty-eight students from 23 chapters of Alpha Chi attended the conference. Over 200 student presentations were made during the convention. The 28 recipients of presentation awards each received a $200 prize, funded through discipline-specific endowments established by supporters of the society.
As a top presenter award recipient, Pitt says, “It was meaningful because it was so unexpected—when you’re at a conference of the top 10% of other school’s students, it’s certainly a surprise to be chosen as one of the top presenters.”
Pitt graduated from CBU with full honors on May 15 and plans to begin her Masters in Public History at Middle Tennessee State University next year.
Alpha Chi is an interdisciplinary honor society, admitting students from all academic disciplines that are among the top 10% of that institution’s juniors, seniors and graduate students. Membership is by invitation only and occurs in the fall semester based on previous spring semester grades. There are 300 chapters nationwide and more than 11, 000 members are inducted annually.
For more information about CBU, visit www.cbu.edu and to learn more about Alpha Chi, visit http://www.harding.edu/alphachi. ###