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School News - May 8, 2014

Posted: May 8, 2014 10:09 a.m.
Updated: May 8, 2014 9:28 a.m.

Emily Shirley, of Lugoff was among 87 students at Coastal Carolina University (CCU) who were recently inducted into the campus chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.

The annual induction was held April 15 in the James J. Johnson Auditorium. Professor Maria Bachman, chair of CCU’s department of English, delivered the keynote address at the event.

Membership in this prestigious national freshman honors society celebrates outstanding academic performance after the completion of one full semester of college work. Phi Eta Sigma emphasizes those personal qualities that are essential to a successful and happy life.

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Alyssa Marie Huggins, a senior biology major from Lugoff, received the University of South Carolina’s (USC) Caroliniana Award at the Leadership and Service Awards ceremony in April in recognition of her outstanding behind-the-scenes leadership in the university community. Huggins will attend the Medical University of South Carolina to pursue a career as a physician. Her extensive involvement at USC included roles as a resident mentor, member of the Honors Council, Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society, USC Gospel Choir and as a volunteer with a variety of local agencies.

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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that Alyssa Bolin of Westville was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Bolin was initiated at Auburn University.

Bolin is among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, 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.

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