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Alumna Earns Honor Society Fellowship

Oklahoma City University alumna Neilee Wood was awarded a fellowship from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Phi Kappa Phi awards fellowships to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each active chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the society-wide awards.

Wood graduated summa cum laude from OCU in 2013 with a degree in cell and molecular biology. She is now a physician assistant student at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa PA Program.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. The society has chapters on nearly 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.   

Membership in Phi Kappa Phi 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.