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Phi Kappa Phi Induction
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Caldwell University’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi held its new member initiation  on March 31, 2022. The chapter celebrated the undergraduate and graduate students, administration, faculty, staff and alumni inductees.  Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society. 

The new members are:  

Matthew Whelan, Ed.D, President, Caldwell University 

Faculty, Staff and Alumni Inductees 

Dr. Kevin Barnes, Associate Dean of the School of Education, Caldwell University

Dr. Yang Cai, Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Caldwell University 

Mr. Steve Shah, CEO of Nature’s Pavilion, Pompton Plains, NJ

Student Inductees

Graduate Students

Marisa Crozier

Jeffrey Egnatovich

Nichelle Gordon-Scott

Johanna Oliva-Marquez

Jeffrey Russo

Pamela Vermaas

Undergraduate Students


Natasha Fontanez 

Walter Gimenez

Anne Ilardi

Jessica Leon

Epsa Rajak

Yaman Thapa 

Brittani Vecchia 


Michael Costantini

Megan DeGregorio

Sandhya Dhanie

Dominique Fernandez

Caitlyn Gomez

Amanda Klein

Sofia LoSardo

Nishant Pokhrel

Rhianna Smith

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of Marcus L. Urann, who wanted to create a different kind of honor society—one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the society has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines and inducts more than 30,000 new members each year. Membership is by invitation only to the top 7.5 percent of juniors and the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students, along with faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.Phi Kappa Phi’s  mission is “to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” Visit Phi Kappa Phi for more information.