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Nov. 17, 2011
Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Honor society for international scholars inducts members

Baldwin City, Kan. — Eight Baker University students, a faculty member and administrator were inducted Tuesday at the Collins House into Baker University’s Delta Pi chapter of Phi Beta Delta, an honor society for international scholars.Delta-Pi-Chapter-2011-inductees

Students inducted were Kayla Anderson, Sydney Doster, Parker Duncan, Kathryn Fritz, Mejalli Al-Kofahi, Sarah Pembrook, Blake Stanwood and Warren Swenson.

Brett Knappe, assistant professor of art history, and Rand Ziegler, vice president and dean of the College of the Arts and Sciences, were also inducted.

Gary Armstrong, professor and chair of the political science department at William Jewell, was the keynote speaker at the ceremony and inducted as an honorary member.

The goals of the Phi Beta Delta Society are the following: to recognize the scholarly achievement of international students and scholars, U.S. students who have studied abroad and faculty and staff who are involved in international activities; to serve as a vehicle for the development of academic-based international programming; to provide a network on each campus of faculty, staff and students involved in international endeavors; and to extend this network to thousands of members in chapters across the country and throughout the world.


Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.