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Phi Kappa Phi announces officers for 2009-10

The Alfred University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society, recently announced its officers for the 2009-10 academic year.

The AU Phi Kappa Phi president will be Stephen Crandall, director of Herrick Memorial Library. Cris Lauback, an assistant professor in the School Psychology Department, will fill the position of vice president. Dr. Gordon Atlas, Honors Program director and psychology professor, will serve as secretary. Ed Gaughan, Powell Chair and psychology professor, will take on the responsibilities of treasurer. Tanya Hurst, a senior art and design major from New Holland, PA, will be student vice president.

Phi Kappa Phi annually inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni. The organization has chapters on nearly 300 select college and university campuses in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors.

Since its founding in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi has initiated more than 1 million members, including former President Jimmy Carter, writer John Grisham, and NASA Astronaut Wendy Lawrence.