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Local residents inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

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BATON ROUGE, L.A. -- The following local residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:

Timothy Friedo of Brockport (14420) was initiated at Ithaca College.

Katherine Rubenacker of Brockport (14420) was initiated at State University of New York at Potsdam.

Anthony Kershner of Clarence Center (14032) was initiated at The University of Tampa.

Carly Hoffmann of East Aurora (14052) was initiated at Ithaca College.

Allison Cranmer of Fairport (14450) was initiated at State University of New York at Potsdam.

Brenton Sandolfini of Lockport (14094) was initiated at West Virginia University.

Jessica Jeziorski of Orchard Park (14127) was initiated at The University of Tampa.

Davis Bird of Webster (14580) was initiated at Ithaca College.

Lauren Bovenzi of Webster (14580) was initiated at Ithaca College.

Matthew Carey of Webster (14580) was initiated at Ithaca College.

These residents are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of Marcus L. Urann who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society: one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines. Its mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."