May 29, 2015
Eighteen students from the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's Class of 2015 have been inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the oldest and largest interdisciplinary honor society in the United States. The dental students joined peers from University of the Pacific's Stockton and Sacramento campuses who also have been recognized with the honor during recent University events.
Phi Kappa Phi inductees were all ranked in the top 10 percent of their respective classes. This year's inductees from the dental school are listed below.
DDS Class of 2015 Inductees
(In alphabetical order) Christian S. Favero, Kari Harnick, Margaret Hostage, Matthew Kelly, Sang Woo Kim, Amanda Rae Kronquist, Gianna Ligouri, Scott Morgan, Brett Springer, Hennasea-Sue Tokumura, Jennifer Tung, Jae Yoo, Scott Young, Holly Yuen and Benjamin Zuniga
IDS Class of 2015 Inductees
Basil Al Shaikhly, Omar Gabr and Jhankhana Shah
In addition to recognizing academic achievement, Phi Kappa Phi offers opportunities to assist members throughout their academic and professional lives. Awards and scholarships, career assistance and training opportunities are among the benefits offered to active members.
Phi Kappa Phi, founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, is dedicated to the recognition and promotion of academic excellence in all disciplines and is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary honor society in existence. This highly selective honor society has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Philippines. The Pacific chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was chartered in 1951. A select number of graduating students are admitted to this honor society by invitation only, and membership criteria include superior scholarship and good character. The name Phi Kappa Phi comes from the Greek words: "Philosophia Krateito Photon," or "Let the love of learning rule humanity." For more information, visit this website.