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Alpha Chi National College Honor Society named Sidney Salyers of Sugar Land, Texas, the $3,000 H.Y. Benedict Fellowship fourth alternate at the Alpha Chi National Convention in April. Salyers graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication sciences and disorders from Ouachita Baptist University in May.

The H.Y. Benedict Fellowship is awarded to nominees for their first year of graduate study at any institution. Nominees must complete their undergraduate degree in the year of their application for the fellowship and must enroll in a full-time graduate or professional program for the following semester. Applicants for the fellowship are ranked according to overall academic performance within their area of study, service and extracurricular work, work within Alpha Chi and their submitted work samples.



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