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     CHARLESTON, S.C., April 14--The Citadel chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will initiate 59 new members in a ceremony to be held April 19 in Graham Copeland Auditorium in Grimsley Hall.

     Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi embraces its motto, Philosophia Kraeito Photon--"Let the love of learning rule humanity." Phi Kappa Phi is a national honor society that recognizes and promotes superlative scholarship throughout all academic disciplines.

     Charles J. Dillman, Ph.D., will speak at the banquet. Dr. Dillman, a member of the Citadel class of 1964, a biomechanist and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, will be initiated as the distinguished alumnus. Faculty members being initiated are Major General John S. Grinalds, President of The Citadel; Lt. Col. Angie Le Clercq, Director of the Daniel Library; Colonel Gary Nichols, Department of History; and Colonel Grant Staley, Director of the Department of Modern Languages.

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

     Regimental Commander Cadet Brett Strand will be one of fifty students nationwide to be awarded a $7,000.00 graduate fellowship from Phi Kappa Phi.


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