Congratulations to University Students from Statesboro, who attend Georgia Southern University and Mercer University for being recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Georgia Southern University Inductees

  • Oluwatobi Adeniji of Statesboro (30458) at Georgia Southern University
  • Elizabeth Ayangunna of Statesboro (30458) at Georgia Southern University
  • Bradley Boswell of Statesboro (30458) at Georgia Southern University
  • Donovan Clayton of Statesboro (30458) at Georgia Southern University
  • Jimmie Crimes of Statesboro (30458) at Georgia Southern University
  • William Everett of Statesboro (30458) at Georgia Southern University
  • Emmanuel Fasusi of Statesboro (30458) at Georgia Southern University
  • Brittany Horn McLamb of Statesboro (30458) at Georgia Southern University
  • Taylor Kyle of Statesboro (30461) at Georgia Southern University
  • Oluwaseun Olukayode of Statesboro (30458) at Georgia Southern University
  • Zoi Palmer of Statesboro (30458) at Georgia Southern University
  • Sierra Peterke of Statesboro (30458) at Georgia Southern University
  • Nehemiah Robertson of Statesboro (30458) at Georgia Southern University
  • Brianna Sharp of Statesboro (30458) at Georgia Southern University
  • Harley Smith of Statesboro (30461) at Georgia Southern University
  • Elizabeth Walker of Statesboro (30461) at Georgia Southern University

Mercer University Inductees

  • Christopher Williams of Register (30452) at Mercer University
  • Katelyn Robertson of Statesboro (30461) at Mercer University

These students are among approximately 25,000 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 undergraduate student 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 325 campuses in the United States, its territories 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.”

More About Phi Kappa Phi

Since its founding, more than 1.5 million members have been initiated into Phi Kappa Phi. Some of the organization’s notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist John Grisham and YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley. Each year, Phi Kappa Phi awards more than $1 million to outstanding students and members through graduate and dissertation fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, funding for post-baccalaureate development, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives. For more information about Phi Kappa Phi, visit www.phikappaphi.org.