May 7, 2019
Numerous stand-out students from the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's Class of 2019 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 induction event also welcomed other high-performing 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:
André Barakat, Andrew Jinsoo Choi, Armita Fartash, Nicole Aryn Holownia, Kristie Michelle Huie, Samantha Nicole Lee, Andy Liu, Conor P. Maguire-Hore, Ryan Mui, Vian Ngo, Christopher Niu, Taylor Roemelt, Alston Shian Trinh, Jonathan Michael Winfield, Melissa Wong
Maytham F. Abdulqader, Na Wang, Shilpa Yadav
Jennifer Dang, Nicola Juri, Roseanna Pauli, Breann Kinsey
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 www.phikappaphi.org.