Dominican College’s most accomplished students were recognized during the annual Honors Convocation and Alpha Chi Induction on Monday, November 14, 2016, in the Hennessy Center.
The Alpha Chi Honor Society is a national honor society which recognizes academic excellence, leadership, and service. Alpha Chi is open to juniors and seniors in all disciplines and is highly selective. During the ceremony, the inductees lit candles from a Candle of Knowledge and were presented with a white stole around their necks.
David Daniel, a senior nursing student and the President of the Dominican College Chapter of Alpha Chi gave an inspiring Honors Convocation Address. The theme throughout his speech was that there is greatness inside each and every student. He told a story of a young boy who was able to save his friend from drowning in an icy pond. When responders questioned how the small boy could possibly break a large branch to help save his friend, an older man replied, “There was no one to tell him that he can’t.”
Daniel then spoke to the students. “If you can move away from naysayers, If you can push away the idea that it’s not possible, you will be sitting here and the next thing you know, when you move to the next phase of your life, you’ll be amazed at what you can do, because there is greatness inside of you,” he said.
In addition to the Alpha Chi induction, students were honored for being on the Dean’s List for one to three years.