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FGCU Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society Inducts Students

FORT MYERS, FL - The Florida Gulf Coast University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society inducted 137 freshmen at their Spring Induction Ceremony March 15 on the FGCU campus.

The oldest and largest freshman honor society, Phi Eta Sigma encourages and rewards academic excellence among freshmen in institutions of higher learning. To be eligible for membership, full-time freshmen must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 in at least one freshman semester and rank in the upper 20 percent of their class.

Induction into the Society is an outward recognition of academic accomplishment and serves as an incentive for continued high scholarship. Induction confers lifetime membership.

In addition to the student ceremony, FGCU education professor and congressional candidate Lawrence Byrnes was inducted as honorary member to signify his contributions to scholarship and education.

Chapter president Marco Quiroga, vice president Ashley Vance, secretary Tracy Gregory and treasurer Erica Turok assisted in the ceremony. Vice President for Student Affairs J. Michael Rollo delivered the keynote address. Director of First Year Advising and Orientation Activities, Alice McLeod Brunner is senior adviser for the FGCU chapter.

For more information, media representatives should contact Brunner at (239) 590-7876, or visit the Phi Eta Sigma Web site at

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