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Flagler senior honored with liberal arts scholarship

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March 31, 2014

Flagler College senior James Hastings was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Northeast Florida chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Phi Beta Kappa scholarships are given to outstanding undergraduates who are engaged in the study of liberal arts. This year, the chapter handed out only three awards.

“I would not have been able to receive this scholarship without the support and encouragement of my professors, especially Dr. Wesley King and Dr. Timothy Johnson who both wrote recommendations for the application,” said Hastings, who is a double major in English and Philosophy/Religion. “I feel truly honored to be recognized by such an outstanding organization. My gratitude cannot be contained in words.”

The Phi Beta Kappa Society, founded in 1776, is the oldest and most respected undergraduate honors organization in the United States. Its mission has been to foster and recognize excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and to broaden the influence of liberal arts ideals throughout the world.