Phi Kappa Phi, a national honor society designed to recognize and cultivate excellence in students and faculty, inducted 31 members into its Francis Marion University chapter, Nov. 28. Two were faculty members and 29 were students. The initiation ceremony was held in Lowrimore Auditorium.
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. The society has chapters on nearly 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 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the graduation class may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.
Phi Kappa Phi Fall 2007 inductees, by hometown, are:
Chesterfield: Krista Roscoe
Columbia: William McNamara
Florence: Misty Brown; Ashley Chandler; Meredith Fields; Angela Hardee; Crystal Hinson; Natalie Mahaffey; Stefanie McElveen; Christie Putnam; Dawn Sawyer; Jennifer Smith; Dr. Rebecca Flannagan (faculty); Dr. Larry Engelhardt (faculty)
Hartsville: Heather King
Johnsonville: Jessica Wall
Kingstree: Barton Snyder
Lancaster: Lauren Tucker
Laurens: Samantha Penland
Little River: Sheena Gause
Spartanburg: Nicholas Koch
Summerville: DaQuan Sellers
Turbeville: Tonyelle Thomas
Johannesburg, South Africa: James Maclachlan
#80 / 11-29-07