LOCK HAVEN – The Lock Haven University chapter of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi welcomed new members at its spring reception and induction ceremony. The Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 179 Spring 2014 initiates consisted of 16 students and one faculty member.
The induction ceremony took place April 6 in the Durrwachter Alumni Conference center. Lock Haven University Chapter President, faculty member Dr. Jeanine Page, welcomed the initiates into Phi Kappa Phi, “a century old community of scholars and professionals that includes individuals who have distinguished themselves in positions of leadership and whose careers have been characterized by achievement.”
Students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi were Scott A Benkovic, Shannon E Branch, Patrick Burkholder, Adam M. Creasy, Vanessa Elizabeth Grula, David Hall, Kelsey Lyn Lagerman, Emilee N. Mallams, Tristin M. Mitchell, Gabrielle Pavlick, Alex Patrick Sassani, Megan Singer, Karissa Lorraine Skibinski, Tiffany R. Stamm, Stephanie Walizer and Shyanne Williams. Faculty member, Dr. Robert Sandow, professor of history, was also inducted into the society.
Three Phi Kappa Phi student members were recognized for outstanding scholarship and given academic scholarship awards. Philip Griffith, an undergraduate student majoring in geology, received the May Ireland Scholarship. Samantha Snyder, a graduate student enrolled in the physician assistant program, and Stephanie Walizer, an undergraduate student majoring in Health Science, received the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Award Scholarships.
Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society. The society motto is “Let the love of learning rule humanity.” The society’s mission is to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.
The Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania chapter of Phi Kappa Phi has been in existence since 1975.