PEOPLE: A role in 'special community'

• In her application to the Town of Eatonville for an appointment to its Planning Commission, Shelly Knick said she wanted to “contribute to the progress of this special community.” She’s getting that chance.

The Town Council on May 8 formally appointed Knick to the commission, which issues recommendations on land-use and related matters to the council and town administration. She was nominated for that role by Mayor Mike Schaub.

Knick is employed by MultiCare Health System.

• Jacquelyn Christoph, a psychology major from Eatonville, has received Dean's List recognition at Lincoln Memorial University for the spring semester of 2017.

Qualifying for the academic honor at the university in Harrogate, Tenn. requires a 3.5 grade point average or better.

• Emily Weiss, a Pacific Lutheran University student from Graham, has been initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest all-discipline collegiate honor society.

Approximately 30,000 higher-education students, faculty, professional staff and alumni are initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a local chapter. Only the top 10 percent of university seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible. Faculty, professional staff and alumni are chosen based on scholarly distinction.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 and now has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines. Its mission is recognize academic excellence “and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."


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