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2017 Phi Kappa Phi National Graduate Fellowship Winner: Cailin Harro '17

The Ithaca College chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased and proud to announce that its 2017 Fellowship nominee, Cailin Harro, has been selected as a Phi Kappa Phi Fellow and will receive an award of $5,000 in support of her graduate studies. These awards are extremely competitive and to be selected as a Fellow is a distinct honor. Cailin, who graduated in May 2017 with a B.S. in Biology is planning to pursue her DVM degree at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Lansing MI. Cailin was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi in 2015. Her excellent academic performance and research skills have led to her induction into three other Honor Societies - Oracle (as freshman), Tri Beta (Biology) and Sigma Xi. She is also the recipient of President’s Scholarship (2013-2017) and co-authored a publication with her research mentor, Professor Andrew Smith, in the Journal of Experimental Biology (Fall 2015). At Ithaca College and surrounding communities, her involvements have included: cofounder and President of Pre-Veterinary Society at IC, Teaching and Lab Assistant in the Biology department, Peer Tutor in Spanish and Biology, ICU and Surgery volunteer- Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners, Family Friends Veterinary Hospital as well as SPCA of Tompkins County volunteer, among others.

We are delighted to add Cailin Harro to our chapter’s list of recipients!

About the Phi Kappa Phi National Graduate Fellowship Program

From its beginnings in 1929, the Phi Kappa Phi National Graduate Fellowship Program has become one of the largest and most respected scholarship programs in the country, allocating more than $380,000 annually to outstanding students for first-year graduate study.

Last year Phi Kappa Phi awarded 51 Fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each chapter has the opportunity to submit one nominee.

The following Ithaca College students have won Fellowships in the past: 

  • Kaitlyn DeHority, Chemistry and Music (trumpet), 2016
  • Andrew Becker, Biochemistry, 2014
  • ​Kaylee Underkofler, Biochemistry, 2012
  • Kaitlyn Alcorn, Music, 2010
  • Joseph Livingston, Chemistry, 2007
  • Dominic DiOrio, Music, 2006
  • Rebecca Hammontree, Music, 2004
  • Bridget Reynolds, Psychology, 2002
  • Dheeraj Verma, Mathematics and Finance, 1999
  • Teresa Lemery, Physical Therapy, 1997
  • Pablo Cora, Music, 1995
  • Ann Stewart, Music and Mathematics, 1994

In addition, the following Ithaca College students have won Awards of Excellence:

  • Jill Cadby, Health Sciences, 2009
  • Johanna Mailhot, Health Sciences, 2008
  • Sarah Gates, Psychology, 2001  

For more information:
http://www.phikappaphi.org/grants-awards/fellowship#.Vo_Ne1JFx40