Local residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. All three students were initiated at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Neda Khudeira of Bridgeview, Kelly Peterson of Palos Heights, and Sylwia Szmigiel of Palos Hills became members of Phi Kappa Phi.
These residents are among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation, and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors, and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership.
Nearly 2,000 students received degrees at the University of Dayton’s spring commencement, held at the University of Dayton Arena on May 4, including more than 1,400 undergraduates.
Local students earning degrees included:
• Alexandra Loperena of Burbank who graduated with a bachelor of science in Education and Health Sciences degree in Early Childhood Education; and
• Kimberly Murray of Oak Lawn who graduated magna cum laude with university honors with a bachelor of science in Business Administration degree in Entrepreneurship.
The University of Dayton is a national, Catholic, research institution, which was founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary (the Marianists).