The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:

Nicole Whiting, initiated at Arizona State University; Michelle Malone, initiated at Salisbury University; JoAnna Suriani, initiated at University of Maryland, College Park.

Degree earned

University of Dayton — Margaret Butner, Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering . A commencement ceremony was held at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, May 4. More than 1,400 undergraduates received degrees.