Staff/Students Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi
Easternís chapter of Phi Kappa Phi inducted two faculty/staff members and 24 seniors and graduate students into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi during a special ceremony in November.
Faculty and staff honored were Dr. Sara Zeigler, Interim Dean of University Programs, and Mary Raider, Assistant Director of Career Services.
They are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.
An additional 26 sophomores were recognized for outstanding achievement. Undergraduate students who have completed between 30 to 45 semester hours with a grade point average of 3.7 and above were acknowledged during the ceremony.
The Martin Scholarship Award, named for former EKU Faculty and charter member and first president of the EKU Phi Kappa Phi Chapter Dr. Henry G. Martin, was presented to Miles Owen. The $500 award is presented to an outstanding non-traditional student. Owen, a junior majoring in Emergency Medical Care and Emergency Services Administration, is very active in the EKU Honorís program and was nominated for this award by Dr. Linda Frost, EKU Honors Director.
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nationís oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. The Society has chapters on over 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.
Membership in Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least seventy-two semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.