LEBANON | McKendree University students were among those introduced at an Honors Convocation on April 23 as follows:
James Erickson, a senior from Godfrey, was recognized for business administration for School of Business, External Programs.
Christie Rickman, a graduate student from Bethalto, was recognized for special education by the School of Education master’s program.
The event was part of the university’s Academic Excellence Celebration. Honorees were selected by full-time faculty members based on four major components of the university’s mission: responsible citizenship, engagement, academic excellence and lifelong learning.
McKendree University’s chapter of the international honor society in social sciences initiated new members and installed new officers during an Academic Excellence Celebration on April 23. They included:
McKenna Scaturro, a political science major from Granite City.
Pi Gamma Mu recognizes good scholarship and promotes excellence through enriching service projects, publications, a scholarship program and guest lecture grants to its chapters.
University of Missouri
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 collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
Zachary James of Granite City, initiated at University of Missouri
These residents are among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, 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.
For information, visit www.phikappaphi.org.