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Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society hosts induction ceremony, celebrates 50 years at NMSU

The Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at New Mexico State University will host an induction ceremony for its incoming class at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Corbett Center auditorium.

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The Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at New Mexico State University is hosting an induction ceremony Dec. 3. Miriah Borrego-Gonzales (center) was inducted last year and is one of 329 active members from NMSU. (Courtesy photo)

The nation?s oldest collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, which was installed at NMSU on Dec. 5, 1962, Phi Kappa Phi is celebrating its 50th anniversary on campus after the chapter was recognized at the honor society?s biennial national convention for 2012-14 in St. Louis in August.

?It speaks to the longevity and importance of this society that the people at New Mexico State University have kept it going for so many years,? said Anthony Marin, director of student affairs and Phi Kappa Phi chapter president. ?It is important that we recognize our students who are outstanding academically.?

Established in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi extends invitations to the top 7.5 percent of juniors and top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students along with faculty, professional staff and alumni. Academic deans also make recommendations for invitations to students who make contributions both inside and outside the classroom.

NMSU has 329 active members and 337 invitations were extended for this year?s class. Phi Kappa Phi members are eligible for scholarships, fellowships and study aboard opportunities.

For more information visit phikappaphi.org.