Colorado State University - Pueblo inducts 41 students into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Colorado State University - Pueblo  inducts 41 students into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

PUEBLO – Thirty-eight Colorado State University – Pueblo students and three faculty members were inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi in a ceremony today (April 21), according to Pueblo Fire Chief Chris Riley, President of the CSU-Pueblo Phi Kappa Phi Chapter.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society. The Society’s mission is “to encourage, recognize, and promote superior scholarship in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” Dr. Rick Kreminski, CSU-Pueblo Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, addressed the inductees as part of the ceremony. 

The CSU-Pueblo Phi Kappa Phi Charter was approved by the national organization on Oct. 21, 1994, with the first initiation ceremony on April 10, 1995.

The organization is comprised of nearly 300 chapters located in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines, which together induct more than 30,000 members each year. Since the organization’s inception in 1897, more than one million scholars have joined the prestigious organization.

The standards for election to Phi Kappa Phi are higher than those of most other honor societies. Phi Kappa Phi elects to membership undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and alumni. Undergraduate students are selected from the upper 10 percent of the senior class and the graduate level, and the upper 7.5 percent of the junior class. To be eligible, students must have completed at least 24 credit hours at CSU-Pueblo. In addition, juniors must be “last term” juniors, having completed a total of at least 72 credit hours of course work. Election to membership is by invitation only. Each chapter screens juniors, seniors, and graduate students for membership based upon their grade point averages and good character. Those who meet the national requirements are invited.

The 2011 inductees to CSU-Pueblo Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi are:

Student Initiates
Miriam Fryberger, Junior, Chemistry

Cory L. Butts, Senior, Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Recreation

Staci Brady, Senior, Business Management
Steven T. Stiles, Senior, Business Management
Rebecca Waters, Graduate Student, Nursing

Keri Ann Berens, Junior, Liberal Sciences
Sara Crowe, Junior, English
Alberta L. Hand, Junior, Sociology
Dean P. Heikkila, Senior, Social Work
Olga Ivasheva, Junior, Biology (pre-dental)
Mary Ann Jones, Junior, Sociology/Criminology
Teresa Lynn Kelley, Junior Social Work
Arlisha Danielle Lawson, Senior, Music
Karl Phillip Mertens, Senior, Civil Engineering Technology
Evan Dean Walker Rosing, Junior, Sociology/Criminology
Helena Lynne Stockman, Senior, Sociology/Criminology
Alaina Lynn Vandeburg, Junior, Sociology

Cardon Brandt, Junior, Political Science

Derek Ward Maulsby, Junior, Business

Christopher Lynn Friedly, Senior, Nursing

Susan E. Shelters, Junior, Nursing

Desireé Maria Floyd, Senior, Music

Abbigail Barr, Senior, Liberal Studies
Jean Borrego, Junior, Sociology
Carl Fatta, Junior, Business
Celia Andrea Lucero, Junior, Psychology
Pueblo (cont.)
Joseph Jeffrey Miller, Junior, Nursing
Matthew Sean Neely, Graduate Student, Instructional Technology
Furkan Oztanriseven, Graduate Student, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Noelle Keri Reed, Senior, History
Lauren Elaine Specht, Junior, English
Leah K. Watson, Junior, Foreign Language - Spanish

Steven Cassidy, Junior, Mass Communications
Brandi Michel Jackson, Senior, Sociology
Randi Louise Jameson, Senior, Mass Communications
James Jandebeur, Junior, Computer Information Systems
Megan Leigh Sefcovic, Junior, Business Management
Keely Lynnette Severance, Junior, Nursing

Faculty and Administration Initiates:

Krista D. Bridgmon, Assistant Professor, Psychology
Richard Michael Kreminski, Dean, College of Science and Mathematics
Jeffrey P. Smith, Assistant Professor, Biology

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.