Academic announcements for April 30, 2017

Published 9:02 pm Saturday, April 29, 2017

Portellez inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

Ivon Portellez, of Suffolk, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Portellez is pursuing a degree in human services at Old Dominion University.

Portellez 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 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors 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.

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Fisher named to Dean’s List

Victoria Fisher, of Suffolk, has been named to the Emerson College Dean’s List for the Fall 2016 semester. Fisher is majoring in media arts production. The requirement to make Emerson’s Dean’s List is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.