Several faculty and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction have been invited to join the university’s chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Faculty include Clinton Amos, Hull College of Business; Robert Bledsoe, English and Foreign Languages; Kristen Casaletto, art; Ruth McClelland-Nugent, history, philosophy, and anthropology; Karen Wish, kinesiology and health science; Carol Giardina, military outreach; and Pamela Gray, alumna.
About 100 students also were invited to join the chapter. Faculty and staff members of Phi Kappa Phi “tapped” students in their classes Sept. 24–28. The top 10 percent of senior and graduate students in each college as well as the top seven and one-half percent of juniors are eligible for membership.
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated.