Jesuit Honor Society To Induct Members

The Boston College Chapter of the national Jesuit honor society Alpha Sigma Nu will induct 121 students at an April 26 ceremony in Gasson 100. University President William P. Leahy, SJ, will preside and speak at the event.

To qualify for election to Alpha Sigma Nu, students must rank in the top 15 percent of their classes, demonstrate loyalty to their schools, and show a record of service during their academic careers.

The induction ceremony marks a period of renewal for the University chapter, according to William McInnes, SJ, a former Carroll School of Management associate dean who returned to Boston College last September to serve as the chapter's moderator.

"We're hoping to activate the chapter, perhaps with a lecture series, service projects in the community and a teacher of the year award," said Fr. McInnes, the former president of Fairfield University, San Francisco University and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.

Inductees will be "challenged to live up to the responsibilities of having talent and skill," said Fr. McInnes, "as well as to live up to the motto of the Jesuits, 'Service to Others.'"

Seventy-six of the inductees are seniors, 28 are juniors and 17 are from the College of Advancing Studies. All of the undergraduate schools are represented, with 61 students from the College of Arts and Sciences, 20 from CSOM, 15 from the School of Education and eight from the School of Nursing.

The new members are among 1,500 students to be inducted into the honor society this year at 28 Jesuit colleges and universities. The Jesuit honor society was formed at Marquette University in 1915 and the BC chapter dates to 1939.

The induction ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and a reception will follow the event.

- Mark Sullivan

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