Three FHSS Seniors Honored with Outstanding Student Awards

Victoria Beecroft, Sean Chapman and Miranda Jessop

Three senior students from the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences were awarded Outstanding Student Awards from the Phi Kappa Phi Society this year.   

  • Victoria Beecroft – Economics 
  • Sean Chapman – Neuroscience 
  • Miranda Jessop – History  

These students were recognized for their service and leadership experience as well as scholarly achievements including academic awards, research experiences, published papers, and presentations at scholarly meetings. 

Chapman currently has a 4.00 GPA, significant volunteer experiences in the community (over 150 hours) and 8 published papers in peer-reviewed journals in the field of analytical chemistry. Chapman commented on his achievements “I have been lucky enough to have eight publications as a high author or as a co-first author.” 

Beecroft was recognized for leading a large professional-development focused organization on campus and writing an Honors thesis on an student learning intervention created by Pratham–an NGO in India. 

The Outstanding Student Awards were given to current members of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society with a declared major in the Family Home and Social Sciences. 

Following guidance from national and state leaders regarding the COVID-19 situation, the Phi Kappa Phi Induction Banquet that was scheduled for March 18 was cancelled. The College of Family, Home and Social Sciences would still like to congratulate these outstanding students on their achievements.