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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Inducts New Members

6a00d8341bf7d953ef0120a59011a0970c-800wiBATON ROUGE, LA (05/07/2015)(readMedia)-- The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Michael Wills of Berlin (08009) was initiated at Florida Institute of Technology

Joseph Ochal of Haddon Township (08108) was initiated at Florida Institute of Technology

Michael Becker of Collingswood (08108) was initiated at Kansas State University

Gabrielle Cucinotta of Gibbstown (08027) was initiated at Kean University

Grant Gordon of Voorhees (08043) was initiated at Pennsylvania State University

Judith Parker Kent of West Deptford (08066) was initiated at Salem State University

Abigail Plasha of Medford (08055) was initiated at Salisbury University

Nicholas Corbo-Cruz of Somers Point (08244) was initiated at Shippensburg University

Steven Wills of Tabernacle (08088) was initiated at The College of New Jersey

Kelly Daniels of Marlton (08053) was initiated at University of Delaware

Laura Velarides of Marlton (08053) was initiated at University of Delaware

Dan McCole of West Deptford (08086) was initiated at University of Delaware

Desiree Pinto of Williamstown (08094) was initiated at University of Delaware

Timothy Krott of West Deptford (08096) was initiated at University of Delaware

Melissa Kelley of Galloway (08205) was initiated at University of Delaware

Kadijah Felder-Patterson of Sicklerville (08081) was initiated at University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Julia Centifonti of Burlington (08016) was initiated at University of Maryland University College

Jennifer Lindstrom of Medford (08055) was initiated at University of Maryland University College

Sarah Perez of Fort Dix (08640) was initiated at University of Maryland University College

These residents are among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership 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 number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. The Society has chapters on more than 300 college and university campuses in North America and the Philippines. Its 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."

More About Phi Kappa Phi

Since its founding, more than 1.25 million members have been initiated. Some of the organization's more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist David Baldacci and YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley. The Society has awarded approximately $15 million since the inception of its awards program in 1932. Today, more than $1 million is awarded each biennium to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, member and chapter awards and grants for local and national literacy initiatives. For more information, visit www.phikappaphi.org.

Mount St. Mary's Winter Athletes Earn NEC Academic Honor Roll Honors

EMMITSBURG, MD (05/07/2015)(readMedia)-- Members of the Mount St. Mary's University winter sports teams were honored for their work in the classroom by earning Northeast Conference Academic and Commissioner's Honor Roll accolades.

Liam McManimon of Egg Harbor City, NJ - Men's Basketball

Christopher Gabor of Woodbine, NJ - Men's Track and Field

Ali Donahue of Belmar, NJ - Women's Track and Field

Kelly Yanucil of Bordentown, NJ - Women's Track and Field

A total of 36 Mount St. Mary's student-athletes earned a spot on the Academic Honor Roll, while 10 of them were also honored with a place on the Commissioner's Honor Roll.

To be eligible for the NEC Academic Honor Roll, student-athletes had to achieve a 3.20 cumulative grade point average or better. Student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better were placed on the Commissioner's Honor Roll in addition to the Academic Honor Roll.

Members of the Mount's men's basketball, women's basketball, women's indoor track and field, men's indoor track and field and women's swimming teams were considered for the awards.

Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland is the nation's second-oldest Catholic university -- with 16 Division I athletic teams, an award-winning student life program and more than 40 majors and minors to choose from. For more information please visit our homepage at www.msmary.edu.

Students Named to Champlain College Dean's List for Spring 2015 Semester

BURLINGTON, VT (05/07/2015)(readMedia)-- The following students have been named to the Champlain College Dean's List for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in the spring 2015 semester.

Jeremy Davenport of Pennsville, NJ. Davenport is majoring in Game Design.

Matthew Kaminski of Medford, NJ. Kaminski is majoring in Communication.

Emily Rice of Mullica Hill, NJ. Rice is majoring in Management & Innovation.

Morgan Blanchard of Vineland, NJ. Blanchard is majoring in Environmental Policy.

Christopher Ashmen of Mickleton, NJ. Ashmen is majoring in Computer Networking & Cybersecurity.

Students Named to Champlain College President's List for Spring 2015 Semester

BURLINGTON, VT (05/07/2015)(readMedia)-- The following students have been named to the Champlain College President's List for achieving a grade point average of 4.0 or higher in the spring 2015 semester.

Kevin Law of Swedesboro, NJ. Law is majoring in Computer Networking and Information Security.

Hunter Gregal of Swedesboro, NJ. Gregal is majoring in Computer Networking & Cybersecurity.

Saint Joseph's University Inducts 40 New Phi Beta Kappa

PHILADELPHIA, PA (05/07/2015)(readMedia)-- Saint Joseph's University's Phi Beta Kappa Chapter will induct 40 new members on Thursday, May 14 at 5 p.m., in the President's Lounge of the Campion Student Center. Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) is America's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society for the liberal arts. Induction into the 239-year-old honor society is one of the most prestigious honors an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences can achieve.

Claudia Gallagher of Sicklerville (08081)

Ryan Vance of Mt. Laurel (08054)

Matthew DiMeglio of Elm (08037)

Lebanon Valley College Recognizes Spring Academic Award Recipients

ANNVILLE, PA (05/07/2015)(readMedia)-- As part of its Inquiry 2015 activities, Lebanon Valley College recognized students at the Spring Awards and Recognition Ceremony for academic achievement in the natural sciences, social sciences, or humanities.

Local students who received awards include:

Angela Harris of Gloucester City, N.J. Harris, a graduate of Gloucester City Jr-Sr High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in psychology and received the following award(s): Psychology Department's Leadership Award.

Sara Shissler of Haddon Heights, N.J. Shissler, a graduate of Haddon Heights High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in early childhood education and special education and received the following award(s): June E. Herr Scholarship for Elementary Education.

Robin McAnally of Delran, N.J. McAnally, a graduate of Delran High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science and bachelor of arts in music education and music and received the following award(s): Elizabeth May Meyer Award.

Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa., welcomes 1,573 full-time undergraduates studying more than 30 challenging and sophisticated majors, as well as customized self-designed majors. Founded in 1866, LVC has graduate programs in athletic training, physical therapy, business, music education, and science education. Learn more at www.lvc.edu.

Annville is 15 minutes east of Hershey and 35 minutes east of Harrisburg; Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore are within two hours.

Hoa Nguyen of Hanoi among Nazareth College Art Department's 2014-2015 award winners

ROCHESTER, NY (05/07/2015)(readMedia)-- The Nazareth College Art Department has announced the winners of its annual department awards for the 2014-2015 academic year. Congratulations to Hoa Nguyen of Hanoi and all the winners:

  • ANNETTE VERNA CERAMICS AWARD: Untitled by Christina Lundberg
  • BEST DRAWING & FIGURE DRAWING AWARD: Contemplation by Amanda Wilmier
  • OUTSTANDING METAL & SCULPTURE AWARD: Atomic by Sabrina Nussbaumer
  • OUTSTANDING ILLUSTRATION AWARD: Selfie by Desiree Moore
  • OUTSTANDING TYPOGRAPHY AWARD: Peace Begins With A Smile by Maria Posato
  • OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC DESIGN AWARD: Stephen King Movie Posters by Desiree Moore
  • OUTSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD: Shroud by Jessica Joyce
  • MARION AND ROBERT TUCKER PRINTMAKING AWARD: Lantern by Sarah Berg
  • ALUMNI RELATIONS PAINTING AWARD: Self Portrait by Madeleine Waring
  • OUTSTANDING MEDIA AWARD: Because Secrets Hurt by Hoa Nguyen
  • SHELLY SWICEGOOD AWARD JUDGE'S AWARD: Self Portrait by Navaira Aslam
  • BEST OF SHOW - SR. MAGDALEN AWARD: Selfie by Desiree Moore
  • ART THERAPY AWARD: Self Portrait by Blake Ellis
  • PRESIDENT BRAVEMAN AWARDS: Stand Tall by Victoria Burchill; Two Peas In A Pod by Sabrina Nussbaumer; Reduce The Waste by Carly Schneider
  • BEST IN ART EDUCATION GRADUATE SHOW: An Ode To The Mountains by Kelsey Schmid
  • JUDGE'S AWARD/ART EDUCATION GRADUATE SHOW: To Wait Or Not To Wait by Megan Swan
  • NYSATA REGION 2 AWARD - Art Ed student: Still Life by Talia Ryan
  • NYSATA REGION 2 MENTION OF HONOR: Techno-Progressivism by Kelly Clancy
  • COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES DEAN DEBORAH DOOLEY PURCHASE AWARDS: Isolated by Casey Lucas; Le Feminisme C'est La Force by Maria Posato; Athenaeum by Jeffrey Green; In Perspectiveby Brittany Friedrich
  • COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES DEAN DEBORAH DOOLEY AWARDS: Still Life 1 by Stephania Dolgopolova; Cognitive Dissonance by Hanna Wright
  • OFFICE OF VICE-PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS - DR. SARA VARHUS AWARDS: Purple by Carley Stokes; Eclosion by Wenjia Wang
  • OFFICE OF VICE-PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS - DR. SARA VARHUS PURCHASE AWARDS: Two Wolves by Sarah Berg; Gravity by Kathryn Svensen
  • WILMOT LIBRARY PURCHASE AWARDS: by What Is Color Anyway?by Colleen Miller; Fuji by Allison Hartman; Marjorie's Wildflowers by Karen Schmergel
  • STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD ART EDUCATION: Rachel Wittels
  • STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD STUDIO: Jessica Joyce
  • STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD ART HISTORY: Stephanie Krist
  • STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD AVCD: Hoa Nguyen
  • SHOW LEAD STUDENT ORGANIZERS Victoria Burchill; Madalyn LaCava
  • SHOW POSTER DESIGNERS RECOGNITION: Ashley Chambers; Hoa Nguyen; Tyler Carr; Randi Thomas

Davis & Elkins' Whitaker Recognized for Who's Who Honors

ELKINS, WV (05/07/2015)(readMedia)-- Davis & Elkins College student Stephen Whitaker of Woolwich Township was recognized during the College's annual Honors Convocation for inclusion in Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges.

Whitaker, a senior, is the son of Lucille and Richard Whitaker of Woolwich Township, N.J.

Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Davis & Elkins College is located in Elkins, 2 hours east of Charleston, 3 hours south of Pittsburgh and 4 hours west of Washington, D.C.

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