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Phi Kappa Phi chapter holds initiation event

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at South Dakota State University initiated eligible juniors, seniors and graduate students to its membership Nov. 27 in the University Student Union’s Hobo Day Gallery on campus.

Eligibility is based on class standing. Juniors in the upper 5 percent and seniors in the upper 10 percent ranking of their classes are invited. Graduate students with a 4.0 GPA are eligible to be initiated.

Amos Dwamena, a graduate assistant in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received the 2019 John E. Miller Research Scholarship.

Aaron Ragsdale, president of the SDSU chapter, led the initiation ceremony. The featured speaker was Florencio Aranda, program adviser for Latina/o/x Student Affairs, delivered “A Promise to Serve Others.”

The students are listed by state and hometown:

  • Meridian, Idaho: Erik M. Kendall
  • Columbia Heights, Minnesota: Katie M. Fountain
  • Pipestone, Minnesota: Emily Mabon
  • Zimmerman, Minnesota: Tyler Leng
  • Aberdeen, South Dakota: Samantha Kay Kinder
  • Big Stone City, South Dakota: Rikki Angela Roscoe
  • Box Elder, South Dakota: Kelly Ellison
  • Brandon, South Dakota: Shelby Fritz and Hannah McIlravy
  • Brookings, South Dakota:  Erica M. Anderson, Danielle Feliz Dickerson, Mica Foxley and Ranjini Sankaranarayanan
  • Cavour, South Dakota: Allison Bich
  • Dell Rapids, South Dakota: Riley Lenae Wolles
  • Hermosa, South Dakota: Ryan Sailors
  • Mitchell, South Dakota: Victoria Peta
  • Piedmont, South Dakota: Jessica Schmidt
  • Rapid City, South Dakota: Meghan Epp and Cassi Severson
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Morgan Brower
  • Sturgis, South Dakota: Kaden H. Huntrods
  • Volga, South Dakota: Chelsie Bakken
  • Winner, South Dakota: Sydnie Rae-Daile Peters
  • Yankton, South Dakota: Ashley Lacey
  • Manawa, Wisconsin: Erik Peter Duhn
  • Kumasi, Ghana: Vivian Osei Poku
  • Varese, Italy: Silvia Zanini Cantello
  • Morang, Nepal: Dwarika Bhattarai