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Lycoming College new graduate receives Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

Lycoming College new graduate receives Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

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Cory Trego, of Pottstown, Pa., a 2014 Lycoming College biology graduate, is one of 51 students to receive a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship. He plans to pursue a master’s degree in fisheries and wildlife biology and management at West Virginia University this fall.

“I was only able to earn a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship with significant help from the faculty and staff at Lycoming,” Trego said. “Numerous professors challenged me academically and gave me the skills to piece together a strong application. My family also supported me in every way possible. The fellowship will help to make the financial aspect of my first year of graduate school significantly less stressful.”

While at Lycoming, Trego received the college’s 63rd annual Chieftain Award, which is the highest honor given to a graduating senior. He was a four-year member of the dean’s list and was named resident assistant staff member of the year for the 2012-13 academic year. Trego held leadership roles in Cru, Flyco and Student Senate and was a member of The Lycourier student newspaper. He also was an intern with the college’s Clean Water Institute and a member of the cross country team.

Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards fellowships of $5,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each active Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the awards. Since 2001, the Lycoming chapter has produced eight student winners.

Lycoming 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 of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit