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Inaugural inductees of UNCG’s new Phi Kappa Phi

Phi Kappa Phi is one of the nation’s oldest honor societies. Now, it is UNCG’s newest.

On April 11, a ceremony honored the first Spartan members of this prestigious honor society. The 70 initiates, chosen from students, faculty, and staff, were each called to the front of the room and presented with a certificate of membership and a Phi Kappa Phi pin. The ceremony, held in Ferguson Auditorium, featured remarks by Provost Dana Dunn, Dr. Omar Ali, Dr. Brad Johnson, Dr. Heather Holian, Dr. Angela Bolte and Dr. Greg Bell.

Ali is president-elect of the organization. Johnson is the secretary, Holian is the treasurer, and Bolte the PR officer.

The 352nd chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society had been officially installed at UNCG March 13 in a small ceremony.

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest cross-discipline honors society, founded in 1897, and one of the most prestigious. It admits the most distinguished junior, senior, and undergraduate students in any major. It was also one of the first honors societies to admit women, two years after it formed. Notable past members include former president Jimmy Carter, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley, and astronaut Wendy Lawrence.

For more information and future events, see the PKP website here.