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Phi Kappa Phi Initiates 52 Salem State University Students

Fifty-two outstanding Salem State University students, two faculty members, and two administrators have been initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. They are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.

Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction. 

View this year's virtual ceremony.

2021 Student Initiates

  • Sydney Addorisio       
  • Aino Ahtiainen           
  • Juliette Ayodel           
  • Kailey Bachman         
  • Mary Barry                 
  • Ryan Belanger           
  • Christine Belitsky       
  • Sophia Brunet            
  • Easu Bustamente Martinez   
  • James Caron               
  • Haley Carter               
  • Samantha Casale       
  • Jason Celona              
  • Melissa DeViller         
  • Theresa D’Entremont             
  • Anabella Dominick                 
  • Madeleine Downs                  
  • Arely Fagan                            
  • Alyssa Flynn
  • Caroline Foley
  • Genesis Gonzalez
  • Jackson Goodwin
  • Leanne Guarino
  • Morgan Higgs
  • Ruth Ihwagi
  • Hannah James
  • Mary Joyce
  • Sarah Kennedy
  • Malana Malonson
  • Matt Manock
  • Christine Marmen
  • Leidy Marrero
  • Morgan McCarthy
  • Erin Melin
  • Bianca Mercado
  • Lilah Monahan
  • Sern Nhep
  • Ryan Nowak
  • Eleanor Ofiesh
  • Blandine Pousseu
  • Molly Robblee
  • Stephane Rossmeisl
  • Gleidia Sauli
  • Liam Setzer
  • Lachee Sim
  • Samantha Stickney
  • Thea Louise Thomaseth Bugge
  • Angela Wickett
  • Stacy Wiegand
  • Kyle Zajaczowksi

2021 Faculty/Administrator Initiates

  • Jian Gu, Management
  • Severin Kitanov, Philosophy
  • Carla Panzella, Student Life
  • C. Julie Whitlow, Global Engagement

More About Phi Kappa Phi

Since its founding in 1897, more than 1.5 million members have been initiated into Phi Kappa Phi in more than 325 chapters in the United States and the Philippines. Its mission is “to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” Each year, Phi Kappa Phi awards more than $1 million to outstanding students and members through graduate and dissertation fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, funding for post-baccalaureate development, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives. For more information about Phi Kappa Phi, visit

Mathew R Chetnik
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