August 8, 2001

Contact Pamela Young





YPSILANTI - The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recently awarded scholarships to four Eastern Michigan University undergraduates.

The students - Susan Baczkowski, Brian McCloskey, Karen Pape, and Lisa Verbit.- were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

Eastern Michigan University President Samuel A. Kirkpatrick presented the scholarships at the societyŠs annual initiation banquet.

Students were judged on educational history, awards they had received, extracurricular activities, and on their goals and objectives.

Honored were:

Susan Baczkowski, a senior from Indian Springs, Ohio. Baczkowski is a prospective special education teacher. She has maintained a 3.97 grade point average while being involved in Alpha Phi Omega (a service fraternity), and the EMU Honors Program. She also works as a tutor for the EMUŠs Holman Learning Center and is an EMU Regents scholarship recipient.

Lisa Verbit, a senior from Warren, is a prospective teacher. She is involved in Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, the EMU Honors Program, marching band, and symphonic band, and maintains a 3.94 grade point average.

Brian McCloskey, a senior from Macomb Township, is a music major. He is involved in the EMU Honors Program, symphony orchestra and marching band and maintains a 3.86 grade point average. He also is the recipient of several department and institutional scholarships.

Karen Pape, a senior from Canton, is a double major in political science and psychology. While maintaining a 3.99 grade point average, she has been active in the Stoic Society, Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology, and Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society in Political Science. She also works at the EMU Holman Learning Center as a supplemental instructor.

Eastern Michigan University ( is a four-year, comprehensive metropolitan university committed to the needs of its students and communities through teaching, research and service. EMU offers more than 200 programs in the arts, sciences and professionals through traditional classroom settings, on-site continuing education classes and online courses. EMU is the fifth largest university in Michigan, serving 24,000 students from around the world and offers undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate programs.