Marymount University’s chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi – the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines – inducted 109 new members during a ceremony last month held at the Ballston Center.
These honorees are among approximately 25,000 students, faculty, staff and alumni initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by chapters. Only 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, staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.
To date, Marymount’s chapter has inducted 332 members since its chartering in 2019.
“I became a member of Phi Kappa Phi when I was a senior in college. I was honored to achieve this recognition, and it cemented my desire to continue on to graduate school, and then even further when I decided to get my doctorate,” explained Dr. Irma Becerra, President of Marymount University. “Being a Phi Kappa Phi member is important for undergraduate and graduate students because it builds confidence and offers encouragement to continue your education.”
New faculty and staff member inductees include:
- Joseph Provenzano, Director of Teaching and Academic Development
- Anne Aichele, President of Marymount University’s Staff Council
Twenty-six undergraduate students were inducted, including: Mushkan Adhikari; Fatmah Alamoudi; Grayson Andrews; Dana Ayesh; Delaney Carey; Porter Cather; Kenia Chavez-Guerrero; Madeline DeMarco; Kaitlyn Doyle; Ashley Ellison; Cecilia Dinah Emmanuel; Tala Jarrah; Aban Koprulu; Sydney Lam; Ethan Marcano; Katie McShea; Morgaine Viviane Mertz-Myers; Uyen Nguyen; Isabella Ochalik; Kristof Palfi; Macy Pope; Megan Shea; Stef Socher; Sushmita Thapa; Fleur Wayman; and Anne Zamora.
Eighty-one graduate inductees were inducted, including: Azza Alghamdi; Nawaris Almerza; Grace Alvord; Lisa Arthur; Durriya M. Augelli; Nicole Barbour; Christina Bennett; Courtney Berry; Erinda Birko; Toni Bissen; Kimberlee Ann Brannock; Jonathan Buchanan; Kristen Burkman; Jessica Burns-Turch; Thanachok Chaisuwan; Nataly Chandia; Dawn Childs; Bethany Chirico; Antiqua Cleggett; David A. Consalvi; Brianna Cunniff; Mashianeh Dehghanpour; Emma Driscoll; Alexander Gagnet; Selena Gancasz; Pretty George; Emily Gilbert; Jacob Wesley Godfrey; David Halla; Felicia Hamilton; Cindi Harkes; Cynthia Heid; Casey Hitchcock; Justin Hogg; W. Heather Hollandsworth; Paulette Huckstep; Alicia Hunter; Tracey Jamison; Alexandra Janney; Somachi Kachikwu; Priya Latha Kumar; Ann LaBarge; Bakura Leib-Reiser; Jacqueline Markey; Sophia L. Marshall; Marina Maximova; Denise McCarroll; Leah McCoy; Keyanne McCray; Jennie McDow; Jeremy McHugh; Kate Miller; Eireni Moshos; Bridget Myers; Fortune Onwuzuruike; Sheryce Parrish; Michelle Prosser-Levasseur; Ge Qin; Janet Ramos; Lizabeth Reents; Rebecca J. Rohan; Kirsten Russell; Joshua Scarpino; Leslie Schwed; Leslie Siphers; Kathleen Snyder; Samantha Souvatzis; Jacob Stedman; John O. Stover III; Penelope Strater; Ashley Swann; Sarah Tagg; Madison Tincha; Jacob Vargis; Courtney White; Michael Landy Williams; Tom Wilson; Debra Woolfrey; Louis Yang; Stacey Young; and Travis Zimmerman.
Officers for the 2021-22 academic year are:
- Sarah Fischer, President
- Jonathan Reynolds, President Elect
- Alison Gregory, Secretary
- Catherine England, Treasurer
- Alice Petillo, Membership Coordinator
- Todd Rimkus, Service Coordinator
- Bridget Murphy, Communications Coordinator
- YuLin Bingle, Samantha King and Nicholas McKenna, Student Vice Presidents
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi has chapters on more than 325 college and university campuses in the U.S. 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.” Click here to learn more.