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Britta Spaulding, a Lycoming College senior with a double major in archaeology/culture of the ancient Near East and art history and a minor in biblical studies, was one of 60 students to receive a 2010 fellowship from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Given that the fellowship is to be used for graduate study, Spaulding will put it toward her pursuit of a Ph.D. in anthropology/archaeology at the State University of New York, Buffalo. Spaulding is a resident of Webster, N.Y., and a graduate of Webster-Schroeder High School. Last May, she was awarded a 2009-10 German Academic Exchange Program undergraduate scholarship.
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the society-wide awards. Since 2001, the Lycoming College chapter has produced seven student winners.