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New members inducted into Alfred State’s Phi Kappa Phi honor society

New members inducted into Alfred State’s Phi Kappa Phi honor society

The Alfred State College (ASC) chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was honored to recently induct 16 new student members and one staff member into the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines.

Surrounded by friends, family, and faculty, the new members’ academic and achievements and campus contributions were recognized by both the Phi Kappa Phi officers, as well as campus leadership. Phi Kappa Phi is proud to add its newest members, as these inductees embody the organization’s motto, “Let the love of learning rule humanity.”

Student inductees included:

  • Elizabeth Childs, forensic science technology, Hornell
  • Brendon DeClerck, mechanical engineering technology, Naples
  • Dorothy Fenske, human services management, Wellsville
  • Alec Gray, business administration, Almond
  • Paige Haley, mechanical engineering technology, Liverpool
  • Danielle Kanuck, graphic and media design, Schenectady
  • Jacob Minkel, mechanical engineering technology, Attica
  • Alexis Mitchell, mechanical engineering technology, Bath
  • Janu Patel, business administration, Alfred
  • Cassandra Robbers, business administration, Almond
  • Amber Sirline, interdisciplinary studies, Angelica
  • Ethan Swanson, business administration, Dunkirk
  • Rachel Von Hagn, nursing, Bath
  • Jonathan Wimer, computer engineering technology, Freeville
  • Sheila Young, human services management, Caneadea
  • Ethan Smythe, architecture, Schenectady

Also initiated was Dr. Kathleen Casey, associate vice president of Academic Services.

Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others. Nationally, Phi Kappa Phi awards over $2 million dollars a year in scholarships and awards to its members pursuing higher learning, and provides needed academic resources.

Locally, the Alfred State chapter of Phi Kappa Phi encourages academic pursuits by sponsoring educational and community events, and works to materially support campus constituents in their scholastic endeavors.

Phi Kappa Phi is proud to include among its membership thousands of women and men who, for more than a century, have sought to make a difference in the communities where they live and work. The Alfred State chapter of Phi Kappa Phi continues this tradition by striving to make a positive impact on campus. Members are expected to be campus leaders in and out of the classroom and be positive change agents, as well.

New Phi Kappa Phi inductee with President Sullivan and Professor Enke

Alfred State’s chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society recently inducted 16 new student members and one staff member. Pictured, from left to right, are Alfred State President Dr. Skip Sullivan; Janu Patel, business administration, Alfred; and Evan Enke, chapter president and chair of the Computer and Information Technology Department.