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People in Education: MSU faculty members honored by academic honorary

May 20, 2005 -- from MSU News Service

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Laurence Carucci, professor of sociology at Montana State University, was honored as the recipient of the Anna K. Fridley Excellence in Teaching Award at the annual meeting of the MSU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, a national interdisciplinary honor society for students and faculty.

Other MSU faculty members inducted into the MSU chapter of the honorary were: Cathy Cripps, plant science and plant pathology, Michael Beehler, English, Johan Jonsson, music, Ilse-Marie Lee, music, and Susan Cohen, history.

Gordon Brittan, philosophy professor and a Fridley Award winner, gave the keynote address at the meeting, welcoming the chapter's 60 new student initiates. Initiates must be in the top 10 percent of the senior class or the top 5 percent of the junior class.

Founded in 1922, the MSU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest honorary, is celebrating its 83rd year on campus. Phi Kappa Phi recognizes excellence and distinction in all academic and applied fields, and nationally plays a prominent role at the nation's Land Grant universities.

Contact: Sharon Beehler (406) 994-5186