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Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Welcomes New Members


As one of the oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor societies, Phi Kappa Phi only accepts new members by invitation, requiring nomination and approval of each invitee.

The California State University, Stanislaus chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recently held a ceremony to welcome and honor new student and faculty members who made the cut.

Nomination is open to students who meet the following requirements:
– The top 7.5 percent of juniors by department, with a minimum grade-point average of 3.75;
– The top 10 percent of seniors by department, with a minimum GPA of 3.75;
– The top 10 percent of graduate students by department, with a minimum GPA of 3.85 and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.60; and
– Faculty members who have achieved scholarly distinction.

The CSU Stanislaus chapter of Phi Kappa Phi has had a busy year, collecting and giving away more than 250 books during it’s “Spooktacular Book Drive” at the university’s Halloween Gala. Additionally, the chapter hosted a regional meeting for the honor society, with members from the University of California Davis, San Jose State University, CSU Sacramento, and CSU Fresno attending.

Leading up to the initiation ceremony, the chapter at CSU Stanislaus also held public lectures at the university by author, educator, trainer and Iowa television host and producer Luann Alemao-Johnson and Chicago-based actor Dan Gately.

The newly initiated members from CSU Stanislaus include:
Andrew J. Alameda; Aaron Jeffrey Brown; Melaina Rae Cano; Jessica Cervantes; Eduardo Chavez; Courtney Alyssa Jespersen; Janessa Lynette Jimenez; Michael Raphael Khoshaba; Sara Katherine Korupp; Teryn Nicole Matthews; Zaylin Miller; Quynh Kim Phan; Matt Pope; Adrianna Rivas; Claire Sillis; Matthew Damien Smith; Felipe Solis; Devin Spencer; Derek Wach; and Lauren Young.
Gonsalo Andres Aceves; Amanda Aikawa; Berenice Ascencio; Rebecca Baeza; Manpreet Kaur Bassi; Naina Batra; Matthew W. Brown; Jordan Alan Burnam; Kevin Patrick Byers; Camellia Carr; Jessica de Silva; Monique Cherie Early; Jennifer Jolene Emshoff; Kristyl Bernadette S. Fuentes; Lindsay Irene Hover; Renee K. Louis; Elizabeth Lozier; Kenneth Mashinchi; Myrna Pulido; Jo Fawna Reali; Alyx Renee Steensma; Maria De La Luz M. Torres; Tammy K. Westfall; and Stacey Marie Winkler.
Graduate Students
Julie Baker-Dennis; Jose Manuel Cardenas; Linda Kay Dodge; Regena Michelle Horton; Callie Kitchen; Kimberly Shea McField; Shannon McGraw; Fidel Antonio Munoz; Tanu Saini; Amber M. Smith-Briggs; Joel Virgen; and Samantha M. Williams.
Faculty Members
Jung-Ha An; Scott Davis; Xun “Sunny” Liu; and Stephanie Paterson.

To learn more about the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society chapter at CSU Stanislaus, visit www.csustan.edu/pkp.

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