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Caldwell, N.J., April 10, 2019 – The Caldwell University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi held its 2019 induction ceremony on April 3. Lynne Alleger, Caldwell chapter 335 president, explained how PKP is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society with the motto “Let the love of learning rule humanity.” The society’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.

Vice president for Caldwell’s chapter, Professor Agnes Berki, from the Natural Sciences Department, introduced the new inductees.

The students who were inducted are:

Lucas Andrada
Brittany Ann Barnstead
Sagar Raj Basaula
Shawn Blaise
Robert J. Brandt Jr.
Brandi-Lee Brochu
Marisa A. Castronova
Quin DeLaRosa
Nicholas A. Diaz
Lorraine E. Donnelly
Erin M. Flohr
Molly Heller
Laura Holland
Ashley R. Kemmerer
Stefanie Sabrina Konboz
Maria Lesniewski
Amanda Lee Luzniak
Brooke McPherson
Sabrina Micciche
Sister Rita Opara
Kristin Reale
Carlos A. Rivera
Alondra Sanchez Solano
Jenna L. Sanfilippo
Anika Sanjana
Kerri A. Thiede
Stephen Van Cauwenberge
Catherine Wilcox-Avalos

The faculty and staff who were inducted are:

Dr. Joanne Jasmine, Professor of Education, Coordinator, M.A. Curriculum & Instruction
and Co-Coordinator, Ed.D./Ph.D. in Educational Leadership
Timothy Kessler-Cleary, Assistant Dean, Student Engagement and Retention
Henrietta Genfi, Assistant Dean, Advisement and Retention
Crystal L. Lopez, Assistant Dean, Residence Life and Conduct
Sheila O’Rourke, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Rebecca Vega, faculty member in the Department of Music

Alleger thanked Dr. William Velhagen, chair of the Natural Sciences Department, for his role as president the last two years and for his service to the university. Velhagen, she said, exemplifies the PKP motto.

In addition, the Caldwell chapter of PKP is collecting books for the Learning Center for Exceptional Children during April for Autism Awareness Month. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our Phi Kappa Phi student vice presidents to make the honor society more visible on campus and to provide a service to the community,” Alleger said.

For further information, go to the newly developed Caldwell Phi Kappa Phi webpage at