East Carolina University senior Danielle Martin, of Greenville, was selected to serve on the 2012-14 Council of Students for the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Martin is majoring in multisciplinary studies with a concentration in neuroscience. She was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi in 2011 and serves as student vice president for the university’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter. As a member of the 2012-14 council, Martin will represent the interests of students in the Society’s southeast region.
Martin said she was pleased with her selection to the role. “It is a great honor to represent a group as rich and diverse as Phi Kappa Phi’s student body. I ran for the Council of Students so that I could attempt to embody the voice of this body to our National Board of Directors,” she said.
Established in 2010, the council serves as an advisory panel for the honor society. Two students from each of the society’s five regions comprise the council, and two members of the council will be chosen by peer election to serve as voting members on Phi Kappa Phi’s national board of directors. Those two students will be elected at the organization’s Aug. 10-11 convention in St. Louis, Mo.
Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. The organization inducts annually approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni.
Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.
For more information on Phi Kappa Phi, please call 800/804-9880 or visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.