Friday, December 9th, 2022

Phi Kappa Phi Honors Newest Inductees 

 Phi Kappa Phi follows its founding members’ philosophical doctrine to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education.

Phi Kappa Phi has the distinct honor of being the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. Since 1979, the Millersville University chapter has inducted over 1,400 students, and soon they will welcome more.   

 On April 10, the honor society hosted its 2022 induction ceremony. Inductions average between 25-50 students, with eligibility differing between juniors, seniors and graduate students. Phi Kappa Phi differs from most other honor societies as it focuses on excellence in all academic areas. Students with a junior standing who are in the top 7.5% of their class, and seniors and graduate students in the top 10% of their class may be eligible for nomination. Additionally, faculty, administration, professional staff and alumni may also be invited to join.  

 “Today, Phi Kappa Phi follows its founding members’ philosophical doctrine and recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education as well as its community of scholars to engage in service to others,” explains Dr. David Henriques, secretary for the Millersville chapter and chair and director of the academic advisement and student development department.  

 “Phi Kappa Phi members across the United States have served prestigious posts within the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court. They have won Nobel Prizes, Pulitzer Prizes, and numerous national and international awards,” he continues.  

 At the induction ceremony, the new members learned about the history of the honor society, along with its mission and goals. Dr. Gail Gasparich, provost and vice president of academic affairs, spoke at the ceremony.   

 The Millersville chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is growing and planning events as they return to face-to-face. They continue to assist their members and provide further academic opportunities as well.   

 “The strength of Millersville University’s Phi Kappa Phi Chapter has recently been displayed as two recent inductees received national Phi Kappa Phi awards,” Henriques says. “One recipient received a Graduate Fellowship while the other received a ‘Love of Learning’ Award. We encourage all inductees to consider applying for these distinguished awards.”  

 Nominated students who have completed the application process will be inducted at the upcoming induction ceremony taking place on April 10 at 3 p.m. in the Gordinier Bolger Conference Center. For more information about the honor society, visit 

Congratulations to the following inductees: 

 Graduate students: 

  • Maria Anderson, Art Education 
  • Christopher M. Brode, Gifted Education 
  • Lauren A. Byers, Special Education 
  • Hilary Cobb, Doctorate of Social Work 
  • Bethany A. Eaton, Elementary Education and Gifted Education 
  • Abby Gabner, Social Work 
  • Katherine Elizabeth Krebs, Education Foundations 
  • Erika Manotti, Early Childhood Education 
  • Kyle M. Messaros, School Psychology 
  • Kelsey Munster, Clinical Psychology 
  • Alyssa Perkins, Early Childhood Education 
  • Elyse Potter, Family Nurse Practitioner 
  • Jesse O. Rice, English Education
  • Baily R. Schwandt, School Psychology 
  • Bethany N. Schwartz, Family Nurse Practitioner 
  • Jessie Stefanescu, Family Nurse Practitioner 
  • Kara E. Travis, English 
  • Louis J. Vitale, Education 
  • Erin L. Weidman, Education   


  • Zoe T. Gelbaugh, Nursing 
  • Monica L. Kerins, Allied Health: Respiratory Therapy  
  • Katherine R. Nichols, Psychology 
  • Gregory P. Sinclair, Computer Science 
  • Kelly Jo Singleton, Social Work 
  • Gordana Stojanovic, Nursing 


  • Jeromy W. Gregory-DAmico, Biology/Chemistry/Mathematics 
  • Alison K. Koch, Biology 
  • Kaitlyn M. Meyers, Early Childhood Education and Special Education 
  • Sierra M. Pringle, Psychology 
  • Jordan E. Radzanowski, Early Childhood and Special Education 
  • Jade Sambrick, Early Childhood Education  
  • Kristen R. Snyder, Social Work 
  • Kyle Brandon Stump, Allied Health: Sports Medicine 
  • Jordyn M. Yerger, Government, Policy, and Law  


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