Local residents inducted into Phi Kappa Phi
Published 2:30 pm Wednesday, May 3, 2017
BATON ROUGE, La. — The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.
Kristen Wright of Americus was initiated at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro. Ashlyn Avera of Americus was initiated at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro. Brittny Wright of Americus was initiated at Mercer University, Macon.
These residents 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. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number 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 Marcus L. Urann who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society: one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines.