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Citadel News Service
Office of Public AffairsFOR RELEASE
April 12, 2000

The Citadel Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Initiates New Members

          The Citadel chapter of Phi Kappa Phi inducted 35 new members in a ceremony on April 9 that also celebrated the chapters 21anniversary.

          Founded at the University of Maine in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is a national honor society that embraces superlative scholarship throughout all academic disciplines. Its motto is Philosophia Kraeito PhotonLet the love of learning rule humanity.

          Dr. Harvey W. Schiller, class of 60, and Dr. William T. Trotter, 65, were initiated as distinguished alumni. Col. Dennis J. Rhoad, 84, a member of the Board of Visitors, received the Distinguished Service Award.

          Faculty members initiated were:

Captain Alix G. Darden, Biology
Colonel Dennis J. Fallon, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Lt. Col. Margaret A. Francel, Mathematics and Computer Science
Lt. Col. Peter A. Mailloux, English

          To be eligible for membership, undergraduates must be in the top eight percent of the senior class or the top four percent of the junior class. Undergraduate initiates were:

John Benjamin Arnette, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Thomas M. Bell, Education
Richard L. Davidson, Computer Science
Eric Scott Grenier, Biology
Thomas M. Gibbs, Biology
Bradley G. Hauss, Business
Joshua L. Hermsen, Biology
Brady J. Hogan, Political Science
Nancy Ruth Mace, Business Administration
Brian W. Maloney, History
Matthew Seth McMillan, Physical Education
Derek David McLeod, Political Science
Richard R. Musto, Education
Brandon L. Peak, Business Administration
Thomas J. Pusser, Business Administration
Hillary C. Repik, Business Administration
Seth A. Scarpa, Business Administration
Justin R. Scruggs, Biology
Glen T. Smith Jr, Physical Education
Derek J. Snyder, Business Administration
Scott Edwin Stephan, History
Courtney E. Walsh, Political Science

          Graduate initiates must meet the criteria for selection as an undergraduate and have a 4.0 average in their graduate studies. Graduate initiates were:

Betty T. Bouton, Education (Secondary Education)
Mary Davies, Education (Elementary Admin)
Deborah C. Kennedy, Education (Math)
Sandra B. Parker, Education (Biology)
Meleisa S. Rauton, Educ (Curriculum and Instruction)


Because Phi Kappa Phi initiation occurs once a year, some of the inducted students may have already graduated at the time of initiation.

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