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Local members of Phi Kappa Phi honored by Stan State Chapter

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines — has recognized Stanislaus State’s chapter as a Circle of Excellence Gold Chapter, the second-highest commendation a chapter can receive from the organization.

The award is given to chapters that exceed expectations in chapter operations and that demonstrate sustainability and vitality.

Since Stanislaus State Chapter 282 was chartered in 1999, it has inducted more than 1,800 members.

“We’re so grateful the Society recognizes the dedication of this chapter’s members and honors the labor of the leadership team,” said chapter president and Professor of English Scott Davis. “We intend to use this award directly to support student success at Stanislaus State.”

  • Samantha Abarca of Merced
  • Charissa Beardsley of Merced
  • Thanette Caseri of Snelling
  • Manuel Castillo of Merced
  • Deborah Cintora of Dos Palos
  • Esmerelda Dominguez, Merced
  • Jacob Fontes of Hilmar
  • Deborah Forester of Merced
  • Maria Garcia of Livingston
  • Anthony Gonzales of Merced
  • Nancy Kissack of Atwater
  • April Latta of Los Banos
  • Alexis Martinez of Los Banos
  • Veronica Merced of Merced
  • Gianna Nunes of Hilmar
  • Elicia Padlo of Atwater
  • Charles Schroeder of Merced
  • Araceli Soto of Winton
  • Heather Strong of Atwater
  • MayPa Thor of Atwater
  • Viridiana Van Den Hebgel, Winton
  • Houa Xiong of Winton