Tusculum College student Danielle Armstrong has been named the recipient of a scholarship from Alpha Chi, the national college honor society.
Armstrong is one of only 26 members of the honor society nationwide that have been selected to receive scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year. She is a junior from Blountville majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing.
One of 10 recipients of the Alfred H. Nolle Scholarship, Armstrong will receive a $1,500 award for her senior year.
Armstrong was inducted into the Tusculum College chapter of Alpha Chi earlier this year. Juniors and seniors who are in the top 10 percent of their class are invited to join the honor society.
Active on campus, Armstrong is an English and science subject tutor, a Student Support Services mentor, a contributing writer to the student newspaper and an editor for the “Tusculum Review,” the college’s literary magazine.
She is serving for the second year as a resident assistant in the college’s Residence Life program, is a resident assistant for the Upward Bound summer camp and is a freshman orientation leader.
Armstrong has also participated in a research project involving the English and Psychology departments and was a co-presenter about the project with other students at an Appalachian College Association (ACA) symposium with psychology professors, Dr. Brian Pope and Dr. Tom Harlow.
The Tusculum College chapter of Alpha Chi was the first one to be established at an institution of higher learning in Tennessee. Alpha Chi has active chapters at about 300 institutions in almost every state and in Puerto Rico. The society welcomes about 11,000 new members each year.