The Edmond Sun

December 23, 2012

OSU's Phi Kappa Phi inducts new members


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — A total of 232 students have been accepted for induction and initiation into the Oklahoma State University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.

Edmond students include: Lucy Bates, music, senior; Erin Messer Bellamy, education psychology, graduate student; Aiden Carmichael, civil engineering, junior; Sylvia Carrell, computer engineering, junior; Daisha Delano, sociology, senior; Hayden Fox, physiology, junior; Shelby Landes, communication disorders, junior; Armaghan Moradi-Larki, environmental engineering, graduate student; Kristin Stanberry, communication disorders, junior; and Jason Stone, higher education, graduate student.

Mary Davis, a zoology senior from Guthrie, also was inducted.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, founded in 1897, is the oldest and most selective honor society for top-ranking students from all academic disciplines. Invitation to membership is based on academic achievements and exemplary character and includes junior, senior, graduate and professional students.

Tim Ireland, Phi Kappa Phi information officer and professor of management science and information systems, said selection to Phi Kappa Phi is an honor that students will benefit from now and in the future.

“Because of the highly selective nature of Phi Kappa Phi, membership signifies a stamp of academic excellence that is recognized by all and offers a lifelong connection to a worldwide network of academic and professional opportunities,” Ireland said.

The inductees were honored at a ceremony Nov. 15.