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Students to Join National Honor Society

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Nearly 100 Cal State Fullerton students will be inducted into the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Wednesday, March 23.

Phillip Stinis ‘11 (M.B.A. entrepreneurship), and Karla Amador ’12 (B.A. communications-public relations), co-founders of 52 Hike Challenge, are the keynote speakers.

Stinis is a founding member of the CSUF Startup Incubator at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics Center for Entrepreneurship, which offers assistance, including business plan revision, customer identification and funding determination.

They co-founded 52 Hike Challenge in 2014, and it has grown to a global movement to get people outdoors and active once a week, or 52 times in a year. Stinis also is the director of business development for Skytypers, a skywriting service. Amador is the CEO of Thrive Financial and Bookkeeping Services, a cloud-based bookkeeping and business consulting firm in Laguna Hills. 

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 and created to honor excellence in all academic disciplines. Membership is by invitation to the top 7.5 percent of juniors with at least 72 credit hours and to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students, each with a GPA of at least 3.70. Faculty and staff members and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also may be eligible for membership.

The initiation ceremony is set for 6:30 p.m. March 23 at the Titan Student Union.