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Two student vice presidents of Phi Kappa Phi worked with the University registrar and invited nearly 100 students who had earned grade point averages in the top 7.5 to 10 percent of their classes. Of that number, seven students accepted the honor and were inducted Monday in Campbell University’s Alumni Room. From left, front row are, Dr. Mark L. Hammond, vice president of academic affairs and provost; Dr. Salvatore Mercogliano, history professor; Dennis Quinn, PKP student vice president; Kendrea Lisec, student vice president and inducetee Hanna Joyce. Back row, from left are inductees Joanna D’Ancona, Marisa Linton, Sean Neal, Sierra Smith, Kena Hawkins and PKP president Michael Ray Smith. Also inducted in absentia was Matthew T. Ellis. Another induction ceremony is schedule for April 2014. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated. Drs. Hammond and Mercogliano spoke to students, families and guests at the ceremony.