The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi announced that Allison DeKatch of Ahwatukee was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. DeKatch is pursuing a degree in chemical engineering at The University of Arizona.
The city of Phoenix has recognized the first 33 FitPHX Business Award winners for completing training on strategies for helping their employees lead healthier lives. The businesses were the first participants in FitPHX’s partnership with the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program, a public health initiative of the Arizona Department of Health Services, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health and the Arizona Small Business Association.
Mary Hake, Yun-Pei Hsieh, Cleta Keller and Dana Fehnel of Ahwatukee recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines at Arizona State University. 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. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.
Desert Vista senior Nicole Hicks has been selected as a finalist for the AIA Female Scholar Athlete Award in the state of Arizona for 4A/5A Division schools, and will be recognized at the AIA Champions Awards Luncheon at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on May 19.
Tens of thousands of people from all over the world will trek 26.2 miles around the greater Boston area and square off against Heartbreak Hill as part of an anticipated record-setting Boston Marathon. Among those who will visit Massachusetts’ capitol city is District 9 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, who has coordinated with eight friends to raise more than $34,000 for charities linked to the event.
For the next 10 weeks each candidate will commit to raise funds for blood cancer research. The candidates will vie for the title with success measured in the amount of money raised through events and donations. Proceeds will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and directly fund lifesaving blood cancer research, financial assistance to cover patient expenses for transportation, medication and testing, free educational materials and events for patients and their families.
Lauren Evertt, Sydney Northrop and Victoria Dong talk to kids and parents about National Junior Honors Society during sixth-grade orientation at Kyrene Centennial Middle School on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
Weeks of putting a good idea into an organized business plan have paid off for Mountain Pointe senior Sara Abrams, who was just awarded the Ahwatukee Chamber Community Foundation’s Entrepreneurial Scholarship for 2014.
Eric Hitsman and Dan Ray took a group of 21 students to the Chandler-Gilbert “Excellence in Mathematics Competition” recently. The team, composed of Asya Volkova, Alex Stoken, Alison Romero and Amanda Nguyen, won first place in the group problem solving competition earning a score of 59 out of 60 points.
ASU’s Project Humanities stepped into the national spotlight again and was recognized recently by a leading higher education organization for its innovative effort to engage communities with the arts and sciences.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Board of Directors has selected Joe Garagiola as the recipient of the 2014 John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to an individual for extraordinary efforts to enhance baseball’s positive impact on society.
Maribeth Gallagher, dementia program director at Hospice of the Valley, has won two prestigious national honors. She was selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and named Arizona’s top nurse by the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC).
The Ahwatukee Foothills News hosts a forum with the 9th Congressional District US House of Representatives candidate Andrew Walter.For more from this forum, see our playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8ZTVzyUoWKlnx1J8_dcjjX94IwjMgeS5[Video: Vincent Cota/Ahwatukee Foothills News]