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Phi Eta Sigma, Statesboro Chapter

Phi Eta Sigma has active chapters both in Statesboro and at Armstrong/Liberty. This page is for the Statesboro chapter. 

Georgia Southern’s Statesboro chapter marked its 30th year as an active chapter on October 19, 2021.

Members who chose to be active in the Phi Eta Sigma student organization work in conjunction with the Office of First- and Second-Year Programs (FYSY) to promote the first-year experience on campus (such as with Conversations with Professors) and are involved with community service activities in the Statesboro area.

Received an invitation to join the Statesboro chapter? Click here for instructions.

Statesboro chapter of Phi Eta Sigma is the sole recipient of Capstone award at 2018 national convention

Membership Information

The Georgia Southern chapter of Phi Eta Sigma extends offers to join in December to students who 1) begin at Georgia Southern as new college students the spring, summer or fall of that calendar year; 2) take at least 12 hours in the fall; and, 3) have earned a cumulative Georgia Southern GPA of 3.6 or higher. The chapter sends letters to students’ permanent home address as well as via email. If you have not received communication about joining by the beginning of spring classes and believe you should have, contact faculty advisor Dr. Chris Caplinger at caplinca@georgiasouthern.edu.

Local Scholarships

2022 Deadline: February 28

This academic year, Phi Eta Sigma will offer three (3) $300 scholarships to members of the local chapter. In order to be considered, a student must have been inducted for a full semester (those who will be inducted on February 6, 2022, will not be eligible until next academic year).

Congratulations to 2021 winners Christopher Longazel, Lauryn Pruitt, and Sarah VanOrder!

National Scholarships

Active Georgia Southern Phi Eta Sigma members have been very successful in the organization’s national scholarship competition over the past decade. The chapter advisor with the assistance of a committee, screens the applications to put the strongest candidates forward each year. The pool of nominees typically comes from members who apply for local scholarships. Nomination packets are typically due March 1 and often require a significant amount of revision. The number of nominees we can put forward is determined by the size of the previous year’s initiation class. Georgia Southern has nominated three students for the past several years. The winners since 2006 are:

  • 2021: Sarah VanOrder ($5000); Mary-Gloria Chidiebere Iwunwa ($1000); Mackenzie Miller ($1000); Lauryn Pruitt ($1000)
  • 2020: Michaela Mahekeya ($1000), Malainha McKinney ($1000), Mackenzie Miller ($1000)
  • 2019: Michaela Mahekeya ($5000); Manisha Dhanani ($5000); Dajah Jones ($1000)
  • 2018: Ashley Archer ($7000, Graduate Scholarship); Elizabeth Hartley ($5000); Emily Coates ($1000); Elizabeth Lennon ($1000)
  • 2017: Reid Loveless ($5000); Sharmita Saha Porshia ($5000); Ashley Archer ($1000)
  • 2016: Candace Moon ($6000)
  • 2015: Ashleigh Rasheed ($6000)
  • 2014: Melissa Royal ($6000); Keenya Riggins ($1000)
  • 2013: Victoria Burnett ($6000); Melissa Royal ($1000)
  • 2012: Hayley Johnson ($6000)
  • 2011: Sarah Moore ($6000); Genevieve Lyke ($1000)
  • 2010: Jessica Spaleta ($6000)
  • 2009: Allison Beasley ($1000)
  • 2008: Zachary Damon ($1000)
  • 2007: Larry Cloud ($1000); Mallori Hecht ($1000)
  • 2006: Ashley Reed ($1000)

2021-2022 Officers

President: Allison Schmid
Vice President: Zoi Palmer
Secretary: Ervohna Marshall
Treasurer: Katie Garnett
Social Coordinators: Jasmine Alexander and Sarah VanOrder
Service Coordinators: Danielle Ball and Deja Middleton

To view the Statesboro Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma’s Mission, Constitution, and By-Laws click here

For questions about the organization, contact one of the officers or faculty advisor, Dr. Chris Caplinger caplinca@georgiasouthern.edu.

Last updated: 12/15/2021