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LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas Chapter 171 of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi initiated more than 140 students as new members during a ceremony at the end of the fall 2017 semester.Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. More than 100,000 members maintain their active status in Phi Kappa Phi, which offers them numerous benefits as dues-paying members, including access to $700,000 in awards and grants every year.
“Bright, talented and hard-working students worthy of our support, nurturing and recognition,” said C. Bryan Young, president of KU’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter and director of the University Honors Program. “Locally and nationally, we, as a society, rely upon our top academic talent to innovate and deliver solutions and services that address today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities. These newest members of Phi Kappa Phi have demonstrated their commitment to learning and discovery, and that commitment has benefits for us all.”
Top-performing graduate and professional students as well as undergraduates at the junior or senior level are invited to become Phi Kappa Phi members. Juniors must be in the upper 7.5 percent of their college or school, seniors must be in the top 10 percent, and graduate and professional students must have completed one full year of study and rank in the top 10 percent of their academic division.
New members, their academic unit and their hometowns:
School of Architecture & Design
Schuyler Clogston, LawrenceOluwagbohunmi Kolawole, LeawoodChristina Nieters, LawrenceRobyn Payne, Hoffman Estates, IllinoisRachel Elizabeth Stagner, Fenton, MissouriMelissa Watson, Harrisonville, Missouri
School of Business
Justin Albrecht, TopekaMingming Cai, LawrenceWill Cassidy, TopekaMichael Dalton Cummings, ShawneeEmily Fish, Englewood, ColoradoNatalia Galanou, LawrenceMiaomiao Huo, Overland ParkJonathan David Jarrell, LeawoodNgugi Kiarie, GardnerTiffany Marissa Martel, Schaumburg, IllinoisBryan Sandoval, EmporiaEmily Christine Simpson, Baldwin CityJianing Wang, LawrenceTianlu Wang, LawrenceLangyu Wang, LawrenceJen Ning Yong, Lawrence
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Roshan Bisarya, Overland ParkAlexander Robert Burdge, …