New Members Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

On April 3, 13 students and one professor were inducted into West Virginia Wesleyan’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.

Lorilyn Brown of Sykesville, MD; Rachel Channel of Elkins, WV; Toni Dilley of Dunmore,WV; Nobuhiro Fukuoka of Minato-Ku, Japan; Brittany Johnk of Washington, WV; Rachael Kelley of Morgantown, WV; Casey Pattyn of Moon Township, PA; Michael Potesta of Charleston, WV; Robin Samuels of Vienna, WV; Luke Teel of Elkview, WV; Dana Tomasello of North Royalton, OH; Emma Turner of Salem, WV; and Rachel White of Kenna, WV, were inducted, along with Professor William Mahoney of Buckhannon, WV.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.  Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines.  Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated.

Since its founding, Phi Kappa Phi has initiated more than 1 million members into its ranks; all of these members have received emblems and certificates of membership.  However, Phi Kappa Phi is much more than an emblem and a line on a résumé.  It is a global network comprised of the best and brightest from all academic disciplines – a community of scholars and professionals building an enduring legacy for future generations.