The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi initiated eligible juniors, seniors and graduate students to its membership at South Dakota State University Dec. 13 in the Hobo Gallery. Eligibility for Phi Kappa Phi is based on class standing. Juniors in the upper 5% and seniors in the upper 10% of their class are invited to membership. Graduate students with a 4.0 GPA are eligible to be initiated.
Faculty and friends were invited to the initiation ceremony and presentation that followed the formal installation of members. Aaron Ragsdale, president of SDSU’s chapter, led the initiation ceremony. Assistant Vice President for International Affairs and International Admissions Jon Stauff was the guest speaker. A reception followed the ceremony and presentation.
The following undergraduate students were inducted: Daniel Burkhalter, Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering, Prairie City; Haley Dorschner, College of Nursing, Pierre; Natalie Gunderson, College of Education and Human Sciences, Volga; Jacob Lackas, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Davis; Kevin Natukunda, College of Nursing, Ames, Iowa; Nicole Solvie, College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, Hancock, Minnesota; and Madeline Weninger, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Buffalo, Minnesota.
The following graduate students were inducted: Laura Fodness, College of Nursing, Adrian, Minnesota; Katelyn Graber, College of Natural Sciences, Brookings; Lucilla Harrell, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Atlanta; Savannah Larson, College of Education and Human Sciences, Brookings; Madelyn Ponto, College of Nursing, Elkton; Sarah Speck, College of Nursing, Pierre; Laura Thomas, College of Nursing, Sioux Falls; and Anna Walraven, College of Nursing, Watertown.