ERAU Honor Students Awarded Circle of Excellence

Student members of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) chapter of Phi Kappa Phi national academic honor society were honored as national Gold winners of the prestigious “Circle of Excellence Award” during ceremonies Feb. 15.

Dr. Curtis James, Chapter 337 president, made the announcement during winter initiation ceremonies of 29 juniors and seniors and one graduate student. These students rank in the top 10% of their programs, James said.

The Gold Award came from the honor society’s national office, which commended the chapter for its strong record of service activities, including collection of more than 600 books distributed among schools in Yavapai County. Students also were praised for promoting academic excellence on campus.

ERAU Chancellor Anette Karlsson commended the initiates and other chapter members for “setting the standard for exceptional academic achievement on campus.”

The ERAU chapter of the nation’s oldest and most all-inclusive academic honor society was founded in February 2016.