Friday, July 12, 2013

2014 PSU Student Teacher Allison Hoover wins Phi Kappa Phi Award!

2014 Student Teacher  Allison Hoover of Port Matilda, Pa., recently was awarded a Study Abroad Grant worth $1,000 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi--the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Hoover is one of 50 students nationwide to receive the award.

Currently a senior majoring in agricultural and extension education at Pennsylvania State University, Hoover will use the grant to help in completing a portion of her student teaching internship in in Environmental Sciences in Costa Rica. Hoover will also be completing a portion of the student teaching in the Wellsboro Agriscience Department in Wellsboro, PA with PSU Alum Ms. Melanie Berndtson.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to support undergraduates, both members and nonmembers, as they seek expanded knowledge and experience in their academic fields. Since the program's inception in 2001, the Society has awarded more than $500,000 in Study Abroad Grants. Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts annually approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society's mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others." For more information about Phi Kappa Phi visit

To learn more about Allison's adventures, read her blog at: You can also follower her on Twitter at: @allihoov

Follow the Wellsboro Agriscience Department on Twitter at: @WellsboroAg

To learn more about starting on the path to having a career that makes a positive impact on the lives of students across the globe by becoming an agricultural educator, please contact the agricultural teacher education program at Follow us on Twitter at TeachAgPSU, on Facebook, or on our blog

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