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Alpha Upsilon Alpha

Honorary Society of the International Reading Association

Teacher candidates for this honor society are nominated by faculty members.  Candidates must have completed 60 semester hours, have a 3.5 GPA, demonstrate outstanding professionalism and be enrolled in the Early Childhood or Elementary  programs.  Candidates enrolled in the Middle Grades program with a concentration in Language Arts are also eligible.  USC Upstate’s  Beta Xi chapter  of Alpha Upsilon Alpha was established in 2008.  Candidates are selected from all three campuses:  Spartanburg, Greenville and Sumter.  Beta Xi members are engaged in service projects which promote literacy in their communities.  Opportunities are given for members to present their projects at various state and regional conferences thus accentuating their leadership skills.  Members are recognized at graduation by wearing distinctive cords signifying their membership in this prestigious society.  New members are inducted each fall and spring semester.

  • Chapter Advisor:  Dr. Rebecca Faulkner
  • Spartanburg Assistant Advisor:  Dr. Tina Herzberg
  • Sumter Assistant Advisor:  Dr. Marilyn Izzard