Phi Kappa Phi National Fellowship
Posted on February 4, 2022 by Honors College
In 2021, graduating senior Hanna Bobinger won a Phi Kappa Phi National Fellowship for graduate study, the 5th USA student to win a national PKP award in recent years. Hanna, who majored in Chemical Engineering, is now attending the College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama.
She follows other recent national winners from South, including Evan Mazur (2020), Donavon Dahmer (2019), Phiwat Klomkaew (2018), and Catherine Zivanov (2016). South PKP students can apply for this award each spring.
Poster awards to Honors students:
At the USA Undergraduate Research Symposium 2021 on October 28, 2021, the following Phi Kappa Phi Poster Awards were presented:
- PKP Outstanding Poster Award: Noah Baker, Biomedical Sciences
- PKP Award of Excellence: Noel Godang, Biomedical Sciences
The South Alabama chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is fortunate to have amazing leadership in the form of Student Vice Presidents. These student leaders for 2021-22 include Honors students Hannah Giannini, Noel Godang, and Annie Mascia.
Phi Kappa Phi’s chapter at South Alabama was founded in 1977, and the society was founded nationally in 1897. It’s the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Membership is by invitation only for the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction are eligible for membership consideration.
For 2021-2022, the South Alabama chapter achieved the Circle of Excellence Gold Award. The Circle of Excellence Award Program recognizes chapters for their work in promoting excellence at their institutions and engaging the community of scholars each year.