Several western Queens students have been inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, including Woodside’s Melissa Permaul, Cathal Pratt and Daisy Lopez; Astoria’s Jacqueline Arcuri, Kevin Montiel and Sophia Treantafeles; Glendale’s Daniella Funaro and Admir Milla; Long Island City’s Nathan Miranda; and Ridgewood’s Elizabeth Quinones. Permaul attends Arizona State University, while all of the other students attend Fordham University.
Other Queens students—all of whom attend Fordham University— to be added to the honor society include Bayside’s Salvatore Cocchiaro, Bellerose’s Stephanie Ali, Douglaston’s Mario Stefanidis, Flushing’s Jenny Arevalo, Fresh Meadows’ Nazifa Nasim, Oakland Gardens’ Narae Kim, Whitestone’s Wendy Nulty, Laurelton’s Lauren Cover, Jamaica Estates’ Anil Chacko, Hollis’ Carol Grant and Tamar Brown and Jamaica’s Yoland Moriah and David Schwartzberg.
Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Membership is by invitation only and requires a nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible.
Several western Queens students have won spring 2017 scholarships at Farmingdale State College, including Woodhaven’s Kristen Deinhardt (who won the Frank and Adeline Rich Scholarship), Ozone Park’s Tiffany Regaldo (who won the Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship), Far Rockaway’s Chana Feldstein (who won the Henry Schein Cares Foundation Dental Hygiene Scholarship), Flushing’s Qiuyi Wang (who won the Alumni Association Alice Pan Ting Scholarship) and Luz Rozo (who won the Lillian Keily Excellence in Nursing Scholarship) and Rosedale’s Asiya Golden (who won the Dr. Loretta Chiarenza Bioscience Memorial Scholarship).