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May 5, 2013

Local residents initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

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The Orange Leader

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.

Orange residents initiated at Lamar University:

Emily Lee

Seth Lipko

Kara Jester

Jessica Shoemaker

Alex Edgerly

Amber Deranger

Emily Carter

Christine Abbott

Velvet Maloy

Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts annually approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society's 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." For more information, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.