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WCU Students Awarded Alpha Chi Scholarships

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 15, 2013 - William Carey University students Megan Bourne of Columbia and Shelby Barrett of Lumberton were both awarded scholarships at the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society Convention in St. Louis, Mo., March 27-29. Bourne, a senior art major, won the National H.Y. Benedict Fellowship ($2,500) for her paper Anish Kapoor. Barrett, a senior biology major, won the Region III Scholarship ($500) for her paper The American Oyster and Its Many Roles in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. WCU’s Mississippi Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi is limited to no more than 10 percent of the junior, senior, and graduate class members, and WCU students must have at least a 3.70 Grade Point Average on the 4.0 scale to qualify. 

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(front left) Megan Bourne of Columbia, a senior art major at William Carey University, won the National H.Y. Benedict Fellowship ($2,500) for her paper Anish Kapoor at the Alpha Chi Convention in St. Louis, Mo., March 27-29. Pictured with Megan are Alpha Chi sponsors (front right) Dolores O’Mary, administrative assistant for language and literature, (back, left to right) Dr. Read Diket, professor of art and education, and Dr. Randall Harris, professor of biology. Not pictured is Shelby Barrett of Lumberton, a senior biology major at William Carey University, who won the Region III Scholarship ($500) for her paper The American Oyster and Its Many Roles in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. at the Alpha Chi Convention in St. Louis, Mo., March 27-29.