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International Honor Society in Philosophy holds induction ceremony
04-30-14

The induction ceremony was held in Mercy Hall.
The induction ceremony was held in Mercy Hall.

The Department of Philosophy at Misericordia University inducted seven students into Phi Sigma Tau, the International Honor Society in Philosophy, during an induction ceremony in Mercy Hall.

Founded in 1930, Phi Sigma Tau has more than 200 chapters in the United States and Canada. Its purpose is to encourage interest and activity among students and to promote ties between philosophy departments at accredited institutions of higher education, according to phi-sigma-tau.org.
 
At Misericordia University, philosophy majors and minors are eligible for induction into Phi Sigma Tau after completing nine credit hours of study while maintaining a 3.0 or higher grade point average and being in the top 35 percent of their class. The following students were inducted into the International Honor Society in Philosophy: Nikolas Atkins, Tunkhannock, Pa.; Matthew Boffa, Sparta, N.J.; Donna Castelblanco, Edison, N.J.; Robert Dickinson, Mount Laurel, N.J.; Joshua Ford, Harveys Lake, Pa.; Jared Pinter, Bushkill, Pa., and Michael Scarnato, Old Forge, Pa.
 
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The Department of Philosophy at Misericordia University inducted seven students into Phi Sigma Tau, the International Honor Society in Philosophy. Participating in the ceremony, from left, are Joshua Ford, Harveys Lake, Pa.; Angela Menditto, Bushkill, Pa., president, Misericordia University Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, and Matthew Boffa, Sparta, N.J.; standing, Jared Pinter, Bushkill, Pa.; Michael Scarnato, Old Forge, Pa.; Dr. Mark Painter, professor of philosophy; Robert Dickinson, Mount Laurel, N.J., and Donna Castelblanco, Edison, N.J. Absent from photo is Nikolas Atkins.