Presidential Scholars at Plunkett
At SOU, every year ends with celebrations. As we enjoy all the excitement of SOAR, we also highlight many other groups on and off campus.
On Wednesday, May 15, we inducted new student members into the honor society Phi Kappa Phi. Membership to PKP is highly selective, based on academic merits. While PKP is open to any academic major, only the top 10 percent of seniors, 7.5 percent of juniors and, 10 percent of graduate students are extended membership.
On Saturday, May 18, we celebrated Latino Family Day, with middle school students and their families. SOU faculty, staff, and students did a great job hosting the students and planning a great set of activities. Many students who came to our event are participating in our Pirates-to-Raiders program with the Phoenix-Talent school district. Later that morning, we also hosted SOU’s Presidential Scholars at a lovely brunch at Plunkett.
Presidential Scholars brunch at Plunkett
The following week, on May 21, we held a lively event in the Rogue River Room to thank SOU faculty and staff who have donated to SOU. Our SOU Food Service donated the food (thank you, A’viands!), while John and Anna Stevenson provided a dynamic menu of oldies. And, on May 22, we celebrated donors to the SOU President’s Circle in the Schneider Museum.
SOU President’s Circle in the Schneider Museum
Celebrations continue through May. A big one occurs on Tuesday, May 28, when we honor student leaders with the Raider Academy Awards. And on May 30, we come together for our annual Employee Retirement and Recognition Event.
It’s always an exciting time of year as we speed toward Commencement. Enjoy!