Three GeneSoc members, among the newly inducted members of The International Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi


Newly inducted ΦKΦ members 
(L-R: Morel Dominic D. Umipon, Heway Christian A. Serra,
and Rochelle B. Sarmiento)
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – Three members of The UPLB Genetics Society (GeneSoc), together with the other “upper 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors, outstanding graduate students, faculty, administrators, professional staff and alumni,” attended the Induction Ceremony for new members of The International Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi last June 4, 2016 at the SEARCA Umali Auditorium in the University of the Philippines, Los Baños.

New Phi Kappa Phi Members

Morel Dominic D. Umipon
Umipon of Batch Proteasome is ranked 3rd (Junior Category) among the 2015 Top 43 CAS Outstanding Students. He is under the BS Biology Major in Cell and Molecular Biology program of the Institute of Biological Sciences (IBS), UPLB. He is also the current Education Committee Head of GeneSoc.

Rochelle B. Sarmiento
Sarmiento of Batch Polylinker is also among the 2015 Top 43 CAS Outstanding Students, ranking 4th (Junior Category). She is also under the BS Biology program of IBS, UPLB, majoring in Genetics. She was the former Outreach Committee Head and the current Public Relations Committee Head of GeneSoc. 

Heway Christian A. Serra
Serra of Batch Phagemids is a BS Agriculture Major in Agronomy student. He was the Technicals Committee Head of GeneSoc's National Intercollegiate Genetics Quiz Contest (NIGQC) 2014. Aside from Phi Kappa Phi, Serra has also been recently inducted as a new member of the Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society last May 3, 2016 at University of the Philippines, Diliman. 

2015 Phi Kappa Phi Inductee of GeneSoc
Paul Jhon Diezon during the 2015 ΦKΦ Induction
Ceremony in UP Diliman

Paul Jhon Diezon
Diezon of Batch Phagemids is a BS Biology Major in Cell and Molecular Biology student. He was a former Councilor and the current Vice-Chairperson of the UPLB College of Arts and Sciences Student Council (CAS SC). He was also the former Editor-in-Chief of Genews during AY 2014-15. Diezon is also among the 2015 Top 43 CAS Outstanding Students, ranking 4th (Senior Category).

The International Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Phi Kappa Phi (ΦKΦ) is among the oldest and most respected academic honor societies with more than 1.25 million members in its global network. Membership to this honor society is highly competitive and is by invitation only, requiring nomination and approval by the respective chapters of the honor society. 

The University of the Philippines Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter 045, was established on January 17, 1933 by 14 scholars. The chapter has initiated 9, 757 members to date. 

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