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Wesson student inducted into MSU’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter

A total of 124 Mississippi State University students and one faculty member are new inductees of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the organization has announced.
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
“We’re excited to induct more than 100 students into the Mississippi State chapter of Phi Kappa Phi,” said Scott Rush, MSU associate professor of wildlife, fisheries, and aquaculture and president of MSU’s PKP chapter. “They have been selected on the basis of superior scholarship and good character. Admission into Phi Kappa Phi is not easily achieved. All the candidates have been chosen because they meet the high standards for membership.”
New members for this spring were inducted as part of a virtual ceremony.
The honor society accepts members from all academic disciplines within colleges and universities. Membership is by invitation only and is offered to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and the top 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.
Mississippi State’s chapter was recently named a Circle of Excellence Platinum Chapter by Phi Kappa Phi. It’s the highest recognition bestowed by the national organization.
William Glenn McInnis, of Wesson, a junior microbiology major, was among those inducted.
Phi Kappa Phi awards nearly $1 million each year to outstanding students and members through graduate fellowships, study abroad grants, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.
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