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    Welcome to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Chapter 312 of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi website! 

    The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, most selective, and most prestigious all-discipline honor society.

    Standards for election to Phi Kappa Phi are extremely high. Membership is by invitation only to UMES’s top 7.5 percent of second-semester juniors and top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students.

    Chapter 312 of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was chartered in 2010.

    Now in its 11th year, Chapter 312 has 428 members as of 6/6/2020. Click here for a list of current members.

    2020-2021 Executive Board

    President: Dr. Gabriela Vlahovici-Jones
    President-Elect: Dr. Michael Lane
    Historian & Webmaster:  Dr. Terry Kundell
    Secretary: Dr. Donna Long
    Treasurer:  Dr. Katherine Quinn
    Student Vice President:  Zoe Jackson
    Scholarship/Awards Coordinators:  Dr. Nicole Hollywood, Ms. Tselate Talley
    Members-at-Large: Dr. Amy Hagenrater-Gooding, Ms. Melissa Green 

    2020 Induction Ceremony
    In spite of having no actual induction ceremony for Spring 2020, we are proud to welcome these 17 new members:

    Leul Fekadu, Aviation Science
    Shelby Brewington, Electrical Engineering Technology/Digital Media Studies; Zoe Jackson, Special Education; Ne'angelo Lake, Business Administration; Ewa Okulate, English and Marketing;  
    Rashmi Sharma, Biology; Chantelle Sutton, Mathematics; Antonice Turpin, Construction Management Technology; Brandon Williams, Electrical Engineering Technology
    Graduate Students
    Nicole Abdullah, Education Leadership; Chanelle Acheamfour, Food Science and Technology; Raya Berkley, Criminology and Criminal Justice; Elizabeth Burke, Mental Health Counseling;
    Nzinga Cardwell, Education Leadership; Madeline Farmer, Marine Estuarine Environmental Science; Shawaan Robinson, Education Leadership; Jewel Sanders, Education Leadership

    Link to National Website

    Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship 2015 Nominee & 2016 Nominee both won national fellowship of $5,000!
    Liz Ranger, 2016 Ch. 312 fellowship nominee, and Noman Choudhry, 2015 Ch. 312 fellowship nominee, both won prestigious $5,000 national fellowships.  Both graduated from professional schools in May 2019. Liz is now a lawyer, and Noman is now a physician.
    We are very proud of these two fellowship nominees!  

    Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grants: 2014-2015 & 2016-2017

    Twice, we have been the proud winners of Phi Kappa Phi literacy grants. You can see the details at the following URL: 

    Paulina Erices and Veronique Diriker 
    Pennsylvania State University & University of Maryland Eastern Shore

    Literacy Supplies for Children in Nicaraguan Impoverished Schools (2016-2017)

    Working with La Merced, a volunteer-based nonprofit organization in the U.S., members from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Pennsylvania State University chapters have teamed up for a truly collaborative literacy effort. In its first phase, the project will evaluate and assess the needs of teachers and administration at a K-12 school in Managua, Nicaragua. After assessment, project leaders will acquire the necessary materials to provide teachers with equipment and support to meet the children’s needs. Communication with school administrators and on-site visits will take place over 24+ months to assess impact and effectiveness of intervention for continued support.

    Terry Smith
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore

    Just One Book (2014-2015)
    The Just One Book project will complement a 2014-2015 initiative at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to encourage all students to read at least one book: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The book brings relevant scientific, historical, cultural, and current events to students at the Historically Black College and University (HBCU). Student members of the Phi Kappa Phi chapter will provide free copies of the book and sponsor an essay contest with the winners presenting their essays during a symposium. The goal of the Just One Book project is to encourage students, through the exploration and enjoyment of just one book, to embrace literacy.

    Literacy Grant Free Books

    Literacy Grant Essay Contest

    Last updated 10/15/2020 by Terry Kundell: