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Citadel honors

top performers

CHARLESTON -- John Riser of Bowman was recognized during The Citadel Academy of Science and Mathematics Awards Banquet on March 22.

Riser received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the Department of Biology.

The banquet highlighted more than 50 outstanding students, alumni and faculty in science and mathematics at The Citadel. This year, the event also displayed student research for 48 projects conducted through The Citadel Undergraduate Research Experience.

The Citadel Academy of Science and Mathematics was created by the School of Science and Mathematics to foster an enhanced awareness of the science and mathematics mission at The Citadel and a greater pride in what the students and faculty do. Each year, the academy hosts a spring awards banquet to honor individuals and highlight the school's latest initiatives.

Robinson inducted

into honor society

of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Paige Robinson of St. Matthews has been initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Robinson was initiated at Clemson University.

Robinson is 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.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of Marcus L. Urann, who wanted to create an honor society that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, it has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines.

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