Five locals initiated into national Honor Society

University of West Florida students and staff from Navarre and Gulf Breeze received special academic recognition in May as initiates into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

These individuals are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. The initiates are:

  • Adrianna Poling of Navarre
  • Mark French of Navarre
  • Pari Harman of Navarre
  • Mireya Rubalcava of Gulf Breeze
  • Shawn Jennings of Gulf Breeze

Only the top 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors are eligible for membership. Students in the top 10% of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of undergraduate student Marcus L. Urann, who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society: one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the society has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines. Its mission is “to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.”

 

Read the full article in the May 9 issue of Navarre Press.

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