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Graduate Student Awarded by Honor Society

North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences doctoral student Jayanta Roy was selected by the NDSU Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi as a recipient of the Love of Learning award. The intent of the award is to help fund professional development for post-baccalaureate members.
Graduate Student Awarded by Honor Society

Jayanta Roy

September 18, 2019

North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences doctoral student Jayanta Roy was selected by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi as a recipient of the Love of Learning award. In the award letter, the national Phi Kappa Phi awards manager wrote, “The committee was impressed with your superior academic record and life/career ambitions.”

The intent of the Love of Learning award is to help fund professional development for post-baccalaureate Phi Kappa Phi members. Professional development activities may include doctoral dissertations, continuing education, career development, and travel related to teaching, research and learning. Roy plans to use his award funds to attend the 2020 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings in Phoenix, Arizona.

Roy is advised by Mukhlesur Rahman, associate professor and oilseed (canola and flax) breeding project leader. His doctoral dissertation research topic is Breeding for Sclerotinia Stem Rot Resistance in Rapeseed/Canola.

Roy was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi in November 2018.

Phi Kappa Phi is an honor society that recognizes academic excellence in all disciplines. The society’s motto is “Let the love of learning rule humanity.” Students are invited into membership based on scholastic achievement. According to the NDSU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, approximately three percent of the university’s student population achieves the level of academic performance required for membership. It is the only academic honor society at NDSU eligible for a special designation on the student’s transcript.

Author: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123,
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384,

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