ALFRED, NY — 18 students were recently inducted into the Alfred University chapter of the honor society Phi Kappa Phi.
The ceremony, held Tuesday, April 2, was presided over by chapter President Stephen Crandall, dean emeritus of libraries at Alfred University. He was assisted by Chapter Treasurer Brian Sullivan, interim director of Alfred University Libraries. Herrick Library staffer Natalie Skwarek, assisted with many important behind the scenes preparations.
Herrick Library student workers inducted include juniors Gabrielle A. Griffin of Sterling, NY and Amanda Meehan of Whitesville, NY.
A complete list of students inducted this year can be found here.
Congratulations to everyone!
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education. The Greek letters of Phi Kappa Phi stand for the society’s motto, “Philosophia Krateito Photon,” which is freely translated, “Let the Love of Wisdom Rule Humanity.”
The Alfred University chapter was established in 1970. In its annual initiation ceremony, held in the Herrick Library Bookend Lounge, the chapter honored the academic accomplishments of its newly inducted members.
Pictured in the photo above are newly inducted members of the Alfred University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi: (front from left) Kayleah Aldrich, Megan Alper, Heidi Boettcher, Lauren Germain, Zachary Plesmid; and (back from left) Samantha Kotze, Lyndsey McCoy, Holly Passetti, Sarah Raeman, Aidan Saccucci-Bryan, Natalie Turco, Benjamin Yonko and Gabrielle Griffin. Missing from photo are Charles A. McAllister Jr., Amanda Meehan, Angelica Sudore, Nathaniel Skeele and Zachary Goodwin.