WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Lycoming College
chapter of the national honor society Phi Kappa Phi inducted 33 members â€“
members Drs. Cullen Chandler, associate professor of history, and Sandra
Kingery, professor of Spanish â€“ on April 13.
Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest and most selective collegiate honor
society for all academic disciplines. The society began in 1897 and its name is
derived from the initial letters of the three Greek words forming its
motto:Â Philosophia Krateito Photon, â€œLet the love of learning rule
are more than 300 chapters of Phi Kappa Phi. Each year, Phi Kappa Phi sponsors
a national competition for graduate fellowships to be used for
post-undergraduate study, and each chapter may submit one nominee. In the past
12 years, six Lycoming students have received this prestigious scholarship.
College selected two semi-finalists for the award: Linda McCargo, an economics
and German major, and Alyssa Webb, a political science and archaeology major.
Webb was the finalist for the College and will be entered into the national
competition for a chance at a scholarship worth up to $15,000, said Dr. Mel Zimmerman,
chapter adviser and professor of biology at Lycoming. The winner will be
announced this summer.
College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated
to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic
program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful
student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a
Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located
near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one
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