DOVER, Del. - Four student-athletes were among Wesley College's 2010-11 inductees into the Delaware Gamma chapter of Alpha Chi, a national college honor society.
Men's track & field senior Chris Donisi (Woodbury, N.J./West Deptford), field hockey junior Dana Keller (Dover, Del./Dover), men's lacrosse senior Michael McGuigan (Middletown, Del./Middletwon) and Danielle Richey (Lansdowne, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara) of women's volleyball were joined by 15 other inductees at a ceremony on November 21.
Wesley's chapter sponsors Dr. Kraiwinee Bunyaratavej, Dr. Agashi Nwogbaga, and Dr. Jill Cole welcomed new members to the society and celebrated their academic achievements. "Alpha Chi membership is the highest academic honor on campus," said Dr. Nwogbaga.
Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Patricia Dwyer and President William Johnston spoke at the induction amongst the inductees and their families, friends, and other well wishers. "It means a lot to be a part of Alpha Chi and it is reassuring and nice to know that I have the ability to get into an Honor Society," said Donisi. "I've gotten to know Dr. Bunyaratavej during my time at Wesley, and I feel privileged to be selected as a member of this prestigious organization. Plus, it looks great on my resume and has encouraged me to push through to graduation."
Membership in Alpha Chi is limited to no more than 10 percent of the junior, senior, and graduate classes. The objectives of Alpha Chi are to promote and to recognize superior scholarship and those elements of character which make scholarship effective for service. The society, founded in 1922, has more than 300 chapters. Membership is the highest academic honor on campus.
Donisi, a business management major, earned All-America honors in the long jump in 2008-09 as a sophomore and is the school record holder in the event both indoors (6.96 meters) and outdoors (7.09). He has earned multiple all-conference honors from both the Capital Athletic Conference and Mason Dixon Conference and has earned spots on the all-academic team from both organizations.
Keller, an Elementary Education major, finished 2010 among the national leaders in defensive saves with 14. She was also selected to the NFHCA All-Academic team a year ago and is a two-year starter at back for the Wolverines.
McGuigan, an elementary education major, led the men's lacrosse team with 49 saves and a .521 save percentage in 2010. He was also chosen to the CAC All-Academic Team after the season.
Richey, a nursing major, played in 25 matches for the Wolverines in 2010 and chipped in with 51 digs and 12 service aces.
They join fellow Wolverines Amanda Fisher (Felton, Del./Lake Forest) and Brooke Tadlock (Middletown, Del./Middletown) of the field hockey team, in Alpha Chi.