Love of Learning Awards

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  • Session A Deadline - April 1, 2015
  • Session B Deadline - Oct. 1, 2015

Love of Learning Awards help fund post-baccalaureate studies and/or career development for active Phi Kappa Phi members to include (but not be limited to): Graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, career development, travel related to teaching/studies, etc. Recipients of the Fellowship award are not eligible to apply. One hundred sixty awards, at $500 each, are distributed each year.  We will now offer two application cycles each year, awarding eighty winners per cycle. 

The competition is open to all active (dues current) Phi Kappa Phi members who:

  • Have completed their baccalaureate studies by application submission deadline.
  • Have not yet received a Fellowship or Award of Excellence grant.

2015 Session A

Love of Learning Winners

Name Chapter of Initiation 
Anna Ablamowicz University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sarah E. Austin Colorado State University
Amy Bartlow Pittsburg State University
Christopher A. Beaudoin University of Missouri - Kansas City
Chauntel C. Bennett University of Tennessee
Julie Berger Mercer University
Stephanie L. Bolton The University of Georgia
Dr. Gretchen Busl Texas Woman's University
Dr. Russell Carpenter Eastern Kentucky University
Juan Castro University of South Florida
Hon Ki Cheung The University of Kansas
Kaitlyn S. Crandall University of Central Florida
Kim Davies Georgia Regents University
Sandhya Dhital University of California, Davis
Katelyn E. DiBenedetto University of Nevada Las Vegas
Daniel Downs United States Military Academy
Nicolas Emilfork Diaz The University of Texas at Austin
Meredith Bagby Fettes University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Kassy Fineout Michigan State University
William Keith Funderburk Mississippi State University
William James Furlow The University of Texas at Tyler
Jennifer O. Gammage University of New Mexico
Richard Garlitz University of Tennessee at Martin
Marina M. Gerson California State University, Stanislaus
Indira Saridewi Harahap Arizona State University
Caroline Healey Fordham University
Meg Homer Virginia Commonwealth University
Austin P. Jacobs Morehead State University
Shelley Jelineo University of Southern California
Alexandra Kelly University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Carmen Kiraly Duquesne University
Heather A. Lanza Texas Tech University
Nanosh Lucas Southern Oregon University
Himel Mallick University of Alabama at Birmingham
Mollie C. Malone University of North Alabama
Nicole Marcione University of Southern California
Becca Massip Jacksonville University
Martin Mayer Old Dominion University
Charn P. McAllister Florida State University
Shanna N. McClain Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Leah McCurdy The University of Texas at San Antonio
Adeel Mohammadi University of Southern California
Amreen Mughal North Dakota State University
Will Garrett Mundhenke University of North Georgia
Daniel C. Newcomb Virginia Tech
Julia Neyen Fordham University
Muhammad Azfar Nisar Arizona State University
James A. Norris Texas Tech University
Shannon Norris Oklahoma State University
Claralynn Nunamaker Humboldt State University
Brandon Pendegraft University of Alabama-Birmingham
Zack Pentecost University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Elizabeth L. Pier University of Wisconsin-Madison
Joelle Pitts Emporia State University
Christina E. Preston Sacramento State University
Joy Quanrud Grimsley University of Nevada, Reno
Sarah Alexis Rabinowe University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Shilpa J. Register MCPHS University
Ashley Veronica Reichelmann The College of New Jersey
Kristy Roschke Arizona State University
Somaria Sammy The University of Oklahoma, Norman
Graciela Sandoval Texas State University
Rebecca A. Scranton University of Arizona
EunJin Seo The University of Texas at Austin
Claudette Sevcenco DePaul University
Kelsey Shields Truman State University
Kristina Simmons North Carolina State University
Sueanna G. Smith California State University Stanislaus
Whitney Smith University of Alabama-Birmingham
Taleia Spence Florida State University
Emily K. Tarleton Plattsburgh State University
Bruna De Melo Tavares University of Texas at Dallas
Tracie Thomason University of Houston 
Cheryl Tulkoff University of Texas at Austin
Lillian Joy Tuttle Oregon State University
Divek Valsala Devi Thankappan Nair Mississippi State University
Rachel Megan Warila Idaho State University
Melissa Wasser Youngstown State University
Megan Wiessner Fordham University
Thomas Scott Worth Portland State University

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