Phi Kappa Phi to induct 28 candidates

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April 5, 2018

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Phi Kappa Phi, the Honor Society at Slippery Rock University, will induct 28 candidates into the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society at 4 p.m., April 7 in the Vincent Science Center, Room 116.

The list of initiates includes 20 students and eight faculty members. Students invited must be in the top 7.5 percent of their junior class or the top 10 percent of their senior class.

Those who accept the invitation will join the ranks of notable achievers including: James Barksdale, founder of Netscape; authors John Grisham, Ernest Gaines, James Lee Burke, David Baldacci and Tony Hillerman; Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States; astronauts Wendy Lawrence and Bernard Harris, Jr.; and Secretary of State George Olah.

SRU's 2018 initiates include:

-Kristie Baldwin, a senior from Titusville.
-Alexander Campbell, a junior from Butler.
-Pamela Carr, a senior from Philadelphia.
-Emily DeLuca, a junior from Clinton.
-Rebecca Goodolf, a senior from Hatfield.
-Autumn Harth, a junior from Slippery Rock.
-Sarah Hess, a junior from Erie.
-Brandy Hoover, a senior from Mercersburg.
-Marie Johnson, a junior from Titusville.
-Boomer Kemp, a junior from McMurray.
-Diana Lesko, a senior from Grove City.
-Luke Lofton, a junior from New Wilmington.
-Nathan Plank, a junior from Zelienople.
-Samantha Schreckengost, a junior from Corry.
-Samantha Seekings, a junior from Butler.
-Ashley Sked, a junior from Levittown.
-Kylie Stuck, a junior from Duke Center.
-Casey Waltman, a senior from Quarryville.
-Elizabeth Wolfe, a junior from Lititz.
-Dante Zitello, a junior from Pittsburgh.
-Cassandra Eisenreich, instructor of music.
-Melissa Ford, assistant professor in history.
-Yukako Ishimaru, instructor of modern languages and cultures.
-Jason Kush, associate professor of music.
-Timothy Ruppert, instructor of English.
-Erica Scott, associate professor of English.
-Lindsay Viatori, instructor of dance.
-Jennifer Willford, associate professor of psychology.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine and headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Phi Kappa Phi has chapters at 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."

MEDIA CONTACT: Robb King | 724.738.2199 | robb.king@sru.edu