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Citadel News Service
24 Apr 2007

Phi Kappa Phi inducts 69 new members

The Citadel Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi celebrated its 28th anniversary by initiating 69 new members on April 22.

Dr. Gilbert Bowman Bradham, '53, and  William F. Marcuson III, ‘63, were initiated as distinguished alumni. Lt. Gen. John H. Moellering, founding chairman of The Citadel School of Business Administration advisory board graduate committee, was honored with a Distinguished Service Award.

New faculty members include Ryan Anthony Allen, Department of Psychology,  William C. Sharbrough III, School of Business Administration, and  John E. Weinstein, Department of Biology.

Twenty-three graduate students from College of Graduate and Professional Studies were recognized for their straight-A achievement. They are:

  • Paul G. Bamert, MBA, School of Business Administration
  • Carla Raye Black, M.Ed., Secondary Administration
  • Greg R. Cajigal, M.A.T., Social Studies
  • Clifton C. Casey, M. S. Biology
  • Kimberly Dee Chilman, MBA, School of Business Administration
  • Susan C. Colvin, MBA, School of Business Administration
  • Thorsten Andreas Dittman, MBA, School of Business Administration
  • Harris Todd Doobrow, MBA, School of Business Administration
  • John William Farrelly, M.A., Education Administration
  • Natalie Renee Fennell, M.S., Health, Exercise & Sport Science
  • Anne Donehue Hall, M.A.T., English
  • Allyson Nicole Hart, M.Ed., Counselor Education
  • Karen Suzanne Betts Jennings, MBA, School of Business Administration
  • Philip Edward Kuhl, M.A.T., Social Studies
  • Rachel Leigh May, M.S., Health, Exercise & Sport Science
  • Erica Joanne McDivitt, M.S., Health, Exercise & Sport Science
  • Mark Stephen Page, M.A., Elementary Administration
  • Ian Michael Rafferty, M.A., Physical Education (Teaching)
  •  Leslie Christine Robinson, MBA, School of Business Administration
  • Christopher Patrick Stanford, MBA, School of Business Administration
  • Katrina Jo Taylor, M.S., Health, Exercise & Sport Science
  • Kelly J. Wulf, Ed.S., Educational Leadership
  • Jonathan M. Zucker, MBA, School of Business Administration

Undergraduate student membership is limited to the top 8 percent of the senior class and the top 7.5 percent of the junior class. Undergraduates include cadets, students from the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Program and evening students from the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

The 40 undergraduates initiated were:

  • Gerald Ashby Black Jr., Business Administration
  • V. Paul Brancato, Biology
  • Jonathan Anthony Brick, Business Administration
  • Sean Richard Callahan, Criminal Justice/Spanish
  • Melanie S. Chambers, Physical Education (Teaching)
  • Chen, Jui-Chiang, Mathematics
  • Brannon N. Darby II, Business Administration (Accounting)
  • Jordan Mitchell Dosher, Physical Education (Health & Wellness)
  • Robert Thomas Eckerfield, Political Science
  • Bethany Eldridge Elwell, Business Administration
  • Julie M. Free, Business Administration
  • Thomas Francis Gade Jr., Physics
  • Andrew Harris, English
  • David M. Harris Jr., Political Science
  • Benjamin William Head, Business Administration
  • Michael Pinckney Horger, Junior, Biolog
  • Roger J. Howard, English/History
  • Kevin Daniel Jack, Business Administration;
  • Jonathan J. Kelley, Electrical & Computer Engineering;
  • Matthew Ryan La Prade, Political Science
  • J. D. Lathers, History/French
  • Joshua E. Lister, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • William Cory Lynch, Business Administration
  • Christopher D. Marsh, Civil & Electrical Engineering
  • Brent Daniel McCarragher, Biology
  • Cary Landers McNamara, English
  •  Dominic J. L. Mitchell, Business Administration
  • Chase Henderson Mohler, Political Science
  • Brittany R. Nagel, Political Science/Spanish
  • Ryan R. Newkirk, Business Administration (Accounting)
  • Jared Sullivan Newman, Jr., Criminal Justice/Spanish
  • Tyler Klein Rains, Business Administration (Accounting)
  • Bradley Rand Roberson, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Carlos Magno Roe, Political Science
  • Jennifer Jon Roe, Business Administration
  • Patrick J. Rogers, Physical Education (Teaching)
  • Julius G. Siler V, Political Science
  • Ian P. Steigelman, Business Administration
  • Daniel Patrick Strickland, Business Administration.
  • Ryan Michael Smedile, Political Science

Senior Douglas James Schmid received the 2007-2008 Graduate Fellowship Award of $5,000. He is one of 60 students selected in the national competition. He plans to attend graduate school at The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.

Cadet Roman Lenner was honored with the 2007 Chapter Award. As a  civil and environmental engineering major, he will continue his studies at University of California at Berkeley. 

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 at the University of Maine. The society draws its members from all academic disciplines within colleges and universities. Each year, approximately 34,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni are initiated. There are chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. The Citadel chapter was established in May 1979.

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