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April 2001

Release Date: April 10, 2001

Holcomb Honored for Distinguished Service by Alpha Chi

Dr. Phillip A. Holcomb, professor of English at Angelo State University, has been honored with a Distinguished Service Award from Alpha Chi, the national college honor scholarship society.

The new award, established to honor faculty sponsors, was given to 16 individuals from among the more than 300 active chapters on college and university campuses in 45 states and Puerto Rico.

Dr. Holcomb served as an official sponsor of the Texas Alpha Iota chapter at Angelo State from 1974 to 1994. He also served on the society's National Council 12 years as secretary-treasurer of Region I. Earlier he had served the region as vice president and president for two-year terms.

Alpha Chi inducts juniors and seniors from all academics fields who are in the top 10 percent of their classes. The society was founded in 1922 and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. The award was presented March 24 at Alpha Chi's national convention in Savannah, Ga.

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