Class of 2018 Students Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

May 4, 2018

Phi Kappa Phi


Phi Kappa Phi


Phi Kappa Phi


Seventeen students from the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's Class of 2018 were recently inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society during a ceremony held in the Morris Chapel on University of the Pacific's campus in Stockton, Calif. The standout students were recognized for their achievement by University President Pamela Eibeck, Provost Maria Pallavicini and Dugoni School Dean Dr. Nader A. Nadershahi. The induction event also welcomed other undergraduate, graduate and faculty scholars from across Pacific.

Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary honor society in the United States. Inductees were all ranked in the top 10 percent of their class. This year's inductees from the dental school are as follows:

DDS Class of 2018 Inductees
Jesse Elledge, Yan Gao, Ali Ghowsi, Brendan Hubbard, Hannah Hurley, Andy Kang, Aly-Aly Ochiai, Inderpal Sappal, John Keith Sasine, Jaclyn Smrecek, Jonathan Volland, Tiffany Wade, Justin Waldron, Jacob Woodward

International Dental Studies Class of 2018 Inductees
Avni Bhula, Udeeksha Sankaran

Dental Hygiene Class of 2018 Inductee
Karla Rendon Delgado

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is dedicated to the recognition and promotion of academic excellence in all disciplines and is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary honor society in existence. This highly selective honor society has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Philippines. The Pacific chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was chartered in 1951. A select number of graduating students are admitted to this honor society by invitation only, and membership criteria include superior scholarship and good character. The name Phi Kappa Phi comes from the Greek words: "Philosophia Krateito Photon," or "Let the love of learning rule humanity." For more information, visit


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