Chi Alpha Epsilon was founded in 1989 at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. This Greek letter honor society was formed to honor the academic achievement of students in opportunity programs. Dr. Elbert Saddler, a psychologist and counseling coordinator for the ACT 101 program, which is the equivalent to the SEEK Program, founded the program.
In 2001, Medgar Evers College formed two chapters: the Beta Xi Chapter for undergraduate students and the Beta Xi Omega Chapter for graduates and honorary members. Since the chapters’ formation, X number of students and dignitaries have been inducted into these two chapters.
The Chi Alpha Epsilon Anthem was composed by the MEC SEEK Director, Dr. Janice Zummo and her husband, Vinnie Zummo, an accomplished composer and musician. The anthem is played at all society functions including induction ceremonies and the bi-annual national conference. MEC SEEK students have presented at the national conferences and have been elected to serve on the National Executive Board as President, Vice President – President Elect, Treasurer, and Secretary.
SEEK Annual Awards Dinner
Each spring, the Medgar Evers College SEEK Program holds its Annual Awards Dinner to recognize our students’ academic achievements and to honor their service to the department.