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 2017 initiates consisted of 51 students representing many disciplines of study.
The induction ceremony took place on Sunday, February 26, 2017 in the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center at Lock Haven University. Chapter President, Dr. Jeanine Page, Assistant Professor of Health Science, 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.” Fellow faculty members Dr. Joseph Calabrese, Dr. Loretta Dickson and Dr. Julie Story were also in attendance to welcome the new members. They were proud to acknowledge Lock Haven’s “best and brightest” students.
Students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi were: Chelsea Lyn Allen, Courtney Chamberlain, Ellie Chambers, Max Vernon Cravener, Jacob J Damiter, Cassandra Catherine Fiorino, Brian Carnello Fisher, Kathleen M Gable, Kristyn A Gates, Breanna Grove, Tiarra Helman, Kaylee Hill, Jennifer K. Hofe, Emily Renea Hutton, Mercedes Kenyon, Julie Kogler, Jennifer Lange, Kendra Leisher, Alex Lieberman, Courtney Liller, Ashley Meredith Lyle, Rachel Leigh Klinefelter-Lyons, Haylee Mague, Jacob M Martin, Zachary Martin, Grant Meckley, Rachael Metzinger, Chadd W Miller, Zachary T. Miller, , Cayenne Morinville, Danielle Helen Pontus, Heather Porter, Haley Elizabeth Priester, Abigail A. Raun, Emily SD Raymond, Gabrielle Richards, Ashley Ritchey, Clark Sheakley, Christopher R. Sherry, Scott Shreiber, John A. Smaniotto, Jacob Sterner, Cameron Y. Tobias, Emmah Walters, Savanna Watts , Elizabeth Wells, Elizabeth Wieller, Christina Williams, Jacob A. Yerkes, and Audrey Young.
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 % of juniors are eligible for membership.
The Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania chapter of Phi Kappa Phi has been in existence since 1975.
Lock Haven University is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas of study. Nearly 520,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.
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