Florida Tech Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Holds Initiation Ceremony

Honor Society Inducts 197 Students, Three Faculty, Staff

MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Florida Institute of Technology chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recently inducted 197 students and three faculty and staff members at its annual initiation ceremony.

The faculty and staff initiates are: Jennifer Havery Johnson, Delicia Lewis and Andrew Palmer.

The chapter also presented two Chapter Scholar Awards, each with a $750 grant. The Award recognizes not only a dedicated, talented and bright student but someone who also embodies what it means to be a scholar in the truest sense of the word.

The recipients were Itzel Sandoval-Reynoso, a junior enrolled in premedical biology, and Melissa Pumphrey, a senior in ocean engineering with a sustainability minor. They were selected for their academic achievement, service on and off campus, and vision for their careers.

The initiation ceremony also featured a keynote address from Phi Kappa Phi Southeast Regional Vice President Pamela Hayward, Ph.D.

Since its founding, Phi Kappa Phi has initiated more than one million members into its ranks, which comprise the best and brightest professionals and scholars from all academic disciplines. 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.”

Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Phi Kappa Phi inducts annually more than 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. The society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.

For more information, visit http://phikappaphi.fit.edu/.


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