The top students at Dominican College were recognized during the annual Honors Convocation and Alpha Chi Induction on Monday, November 13, 2017, in the Hennessy Center.
The Alpha Chi Honor Society is a national honor society which recognizes academic excellence, leadership, and service. During the ceremony, the inductees lit candles from a Candle of Knowledge and were presented with a white stole around their necks.
The two co-presidents of Alpha Chi, Senior Nursing student Michelle Monaco and Senior English student Catherine O’Leary delivered the Honors Convocation Address. Monaco told the students that they are all role models. “Getting good grades is not based on luck. Luck did not get you all here tonight. Rather, you’re gathered here because of your motivation, sacrifice, determination, discipline. and passion. So remember this: You are not lucky. You are deserving,” she said.
O’Leary told the students, “As you mature and progress throughout your college experience and throughout your life, you will realize that the definition of success changes. However, the most important thing is to live your life with integrity and to never succumb to the negativity around you.”
In addition to the Alpha Chi induction, students were honored for being on the Dean’s List by maintaining a Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher for two, four, or six consecutive semesters.