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Education briefs April 29

Apr 26, 2021

Carrier inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, La. — Noah Carrier of Rockland was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Carrier was initiated at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Carrier is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors are eligible for membership.

Graduate students in the top 10% of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of undergraduate student Marcus L. Urann, who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society: one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines.

Today, the Society has chapters on more than 325 campuses in the U.S. and the Philippines.

Annually, Phi Kappa Phi awards more than $1 million to outstanding students and members through graduate and dissertation fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, funding for post-baccalaureate development and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.

For more information about Phi Kappa Phi, visit

Murray to present capstone work at University of Farmington April 29

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington will feature a virtual reading by 10 graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students Thursday, April 29, at 7 p.m.

Students will present work from their capstone writing portfolios. The reading is free and open to the public at the following Zoom link.

Of these 10 student readers, one of them includes local student Sophie Murray from Rockland.

For more information, contact Amy Neswald, assistant professor of Creative Writing at

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