PKPGEORGETOWN, Ky. – Students with superior academic achievement are rewarded with induction to Georgetown College’s chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP).

The chapter added new members during its spring initiation ceremony held in April.

The new inductees include 18 juniors, four seniors, and a graduate student. Two faculty members were also inducted. Each one received a Phi Kappa Phi medallion, a Certificate of Membership, and a PKP pin.

In welcoming remarks at the start of the initiation ceremony, Georgetown College President M. Dwaine Greene congratulated the new PKP members on their scholastic achievement. He noted that they are joining high-ranking undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni from all academic fields in a local chapter that now has nearly 500 members since its founding in 2003.


With President Greene, Senior PKP inductees, L-R, Emily Kendall, Lynsey Jordan, Eric Mortberg, Katy Ward (Photos: Paul Atkinson, Rockledge Photography)

To be eligible for PKP membership, seniors must rank in the top 10 percent of their class. Senior initiates this year are Lynsey Nicole Jordan (Art), Winchester; Emily Renee Kendall (Elementary Education), Cynthiana; Eric Coleman Mortberg (Mathematics & Physics), Crestwood; and Kathryn Christine Ward (Psychology), Hopkinsville.


Junior PKP inductees in attendance. Front Row L-R: Hannah Prassel, Elizabeth Ash, Taylor Babbs, Corri Collins, Stephanie Gurren, Danielle Ransdell, Catherine Shelbourne. Back Row L-R: Adam Wetherington, Austin Fraley, Braden Bocard, Austin Meek, Katelyn Prewitt, Nathan Pitzer, Makenna Williams

Juniors must have completed at least seventy-two credit hours and rank scholastically in the top 7.5 percent of their class. The junior initiates this year are Elizabeth Sinclair Ash (Mathematics), Crestwood; Taylor Nicole Babbs (Athletic Training), Sturgis; Christopher Julien Bartlett (History and European Studies), Louisville; Peyton Madison Blanton (Nursing Arts), Georgetown; Braden Ross Bocard (undeclared), Catlettsburg; Corri Grace Collins (Biology), Stanton; Austin Mitchel Fraley (Religion and Philosophy), Paris; Stephanie Christine Gurren (Biology), Erlanger; Austin Eubank Meek (undeclared), Lexington; Nathan Enoch Pitzer (Spanish), Frankfort; Hannah Beth Prassal (Psychology), Georgetown; Katelyn Albani Prewitt (Sociology), Louisville; Danielle Nicole Ransdell (Nursing Arts), Owenton; Meredith Ann Scalos (Political Science and German), Campbellsville; Catherine Grace Shelburne (Art), La Grange; Linh Khanh Vuong (Business Administration and Communication/Media Studies), Ha Noi, Vietnam.); Adam Hunter Wetherington (Political Science and Spanish), Louisville; and Makenna Helene Williams (Biology), Lexington.

Joyce Pennington of Lawrenceburg, who is pursuing her Rank I, School Improvement, Master of Arts in Education with Moderate/Severe Disabilities Certification, is the graduate initiate.

Faculty initiates are Deborah B. Madden, M.B.A., Associate Professor of Accounting, and Rebecca Singer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology.

In closing remarks, current Georgetown PKP Chapter president, Dr. Regan Lookadoo, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, reminded the new members that, once initiated, they will always be part of the PKP community and urged them to maintain active membership.

Georgetown’s chapter of PKP is one of nearly 300 chapters on college and university campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines.

Dr. Christel Broady, Associate Professor of Education, is incoming chapter president.

The Phi Kappa Phi honor society was established in 1897. All society members must abide by one motto: “Let the love of learning rule humanity.”