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Duquesne Graduate Students Earn Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Awards

Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, has chosen two Duquesne graduate students to receive Love of Learning awards. Linda Ferris and Alexandra Reznik have each been awarded $500.

Ferris is a graduate student in the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement working toward her master’s degree in community leadership. Ferris, a program coordinator at Orange County Community College, lives in Montgomery, N.Y. and plans to apply funds from the award toward tuition and books.

Reznik, an Allison Park resident, is a second-year doctoral student in the department of English. She plans to apply funds from the award toward her recent trip to Ghana, which allowed her the opportunity to research culture and literature at Accra, the Spiritan University College in Ijitsu, and Cape Coast.

The Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award program was initiated in 2007 to help fund graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, career development and travel related to teaching and studies for active members. The society's award programs provide more than $1 million every two years to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, member and chapter awards, and grants for local and national literacy initiatives.

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