Wesley College Professor of Mathematics, Dr. Agashi Nwogbaga, was elected to join the National Supreme Governing Council of Alpha Chi Honor Society.
Alpha Chi Honor Society, founded in 1922, is a national coeducational academic honor society and a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. The society is open to the top ten percent of college juniors, seniors and graduate students from all disciplines. Currently the organization has about 450,000 members in around 300 campuses across the nation.
The purpose of the organization is to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction.
The National Council of Alpha Chi (the supreme governing council of organization) is a 22-member chief governing body composed of 15 faculty members from across the nation and seven students from the seven regions that make up the national body.
“I hope to bring my passion, dedication, creativity and drive to the national body to continue making scholarship truly effective for good,” said Dr. Nwogbaga.
Faculty members and students serve staggered terms on the Council. Generally, the faculty, who also serve as sponsors of local chapters, complete four-year terms, and the students are elected to two-year terms. They work via committees year-round and culminate the work year in a national board meeting held during the society’s annual national convention.
Dr. Nwogbaga involvement in the Alpha Chi National Honor Society includes serving as a regional officer of Alpha Chi Region VI (the northeastern region) since 2010 and currently regional president of Alpha Chi Region VI. In addition, he was recognized for distinguished service to the organization during that timeframe.