Honors & Recognition
STRIDE provides many opportunities for students to be recognized for their academic achievements and involvement at Wayne State College.
In March 2002, Wayne State became the first college in Nebraska to form a chapter of Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society. Nineteen students became charter members of our Gamma Omicron Chapter. Dr. Elbert Saddler, founder of Chi Alpha Epsilon, traveled from Pennsylvania to conduct that ceremony. Since then, many more students have been inducted in the chapter.
Greek letter organizations like Chi Alpha Epsilon value ceremonial tradition. The private induction ceremony provides a memorable, unique experience for members. A public ceremony follows the private ceremony. This is the time when the members are introduced and pinned. Parents, STRIDE/SSS staff, faculty, and dignitaries of the college are invited to attend.
Membership in Chi Alpha Epsilon is offered to STRIDE/SSS students who maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA for two consecutive full-time semesters, or three consecutive three-quarter time semesters, or four consecutive half-time semesters. Continued academic success is encouraged by allowing for initiation pin upgrades to ruby, emerald, or diamond, based on semester GPAs of 3.5 or higher. Students who earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA for the first time are recognized at the public ceremony with a Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Roll Certificate.
There are currently over 100 chapters of Chi Alpha Epsilon across the country. Membership in the society provides students with a strong support system, the opportunity to engage in academic leadership, and a source of professional networking throughout their careers. For more information, please visit the website at www.xaehonor.com, or talk to one of our members or Jeannine Wriedt, the chapter advisor.
All STRIDE/SSS first-year students are invited to attend our annual Freshmen Convocation. Held each January, the Convocation provides an opportunity to recognize the academic accomplishments of freshmen participants during the fall term.
Upperclass STRIDE/SSS participants serve as hosts, and one STRIDE/SSS participant is selected to be the keynote speaker for the event. Members of the Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society conduct the honor ceremony
Freshman Honor Roll (Spring 2012)
Freshman earning a GPA for 3.0 or higher:
Freshman Honorable Mention (Spring 2011)
Freshman earning a GPA of 2.5-2.99:
The Spring Awards Luncheon is held in April each year to honor our May graduates. Peer tutors, peer mentors, parents, family, and friends are also invited to attend.
A celebration honoring December graduates is held at the end of the Fall term. This is a time to wish our graduates well and to celebrate the holidays and the end of the semester.