PLATTEVILLE, WISCONSIN (December 23, 2019) — Thirty-four University of Wisconsin-Platteville students were recently inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, an honor society that recognizes academic achievement of top students in all majors.

Selection of students is made on the basis of academic achievement supported by good character and is designed to promote academic excellence in higher education and recognize outstanding achievements.

A $400 scholarship was awarded this year, supported by the scholarship fund of the late Chancellor Emeritus Bjarne Ullsvik and Lucille Ullsvik. This year's scholarship recipient is Lukas Smith, a junior majoring in mathematics and engineering physics.

Faculty and staff initiates into the honor society this year include Donna Gavin, senior lecturer of computer science and software engineering, and Dr Muthu Venkateshwaran, associate professor of soil and crop science. Dr Richard Dhyanchand, associate professor of biology, earned the Excellence in Teaching Award. This is an honor that is voted on by student initiates of Phi Kappa Phi, and recognizes a professor who exemplifies excellence and has played a significant role in the students' studies.


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