KSU Salutes Three Phi Eta Sigma Founders Scholarship Fund Award Winners


Michele Pierce is one of 37 Distinguished Member Scholarship awardees selected by the National Phi Eta Sigma Scholarship Committee.  Michele receives the $5000 Kyle C. Sessions Scholarship to continue her undergraduate study to fortify her work in Exercise Science.  Michele is a committed member of Phi Eta Sigma. She has served on the Executive Board as its Secretary (2014-2015) and President (2015-2016).  She also served on committees at the National Convention. Michele truly goes the distance in academics and beyond, as she is also an award-winning Triathlete.  




Alyssa Baird is a Junior Finance major with plans to work after graduation in the corporate world as a Financial Analyst. She was awarded a $1000 National Phi Eta Sigma scholarship award because of her outstanding scholastic record and her active involvement with Phi Eta Sigma.  In 2016-2017, Alyssa served as the Chapter Social Events Coordinator and planned many successful activities for members, including Cocoa and Cookies Welcome Back Social, an NFL Viewing Night, and Trivia Nights.  Alyssa currently serves as the President of the KSU Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma. A quote she lives by is taken from Hebrews 11:1– “Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” 




Nick Kammerdiener, KSU Chapter President 2016-2017, is a $1000 National Phi Eta Sigma Scholarship Award winner.  Nick’s two years of service on the KSU Chapter’s Executive Board were recognized in the scholarship selection.  He also continues to serve the chapter as the webmaster. Nick is a student majoring in Applied Computer Science with a Minor in Information Security and Assurance.  He will graduate KSU in Summer 2018 and has future hopes of enrolling to earn his PhD in Computer Science at Georgia Tech. Nick lives by a gem of wisdom from Steve Wozniak: 

“Never trust a computer you can’t throw out the window.”  



Introducing Kennesaw’s First  “Knowledge Is Power Award Recipient: Nelisa Smith 


Our Chapter salutes Ms.  Nelisa Smith, a Junior in Information Systems, as the first ‘Knowledge is Power Award recipient.  Nelisa maintains a GPA of 3.7 and is active in Phi Eta Sigma.  She was inducted into Phi Eta Sigma in 2016 and served as the Historian/Social Media Coordinator for 2016-2017.  She was responsible for attending  and documenting Chapter events and meetings.  She states her  favorite event was Trivia Night, because she enjoyed seeing the new and old members collaborating with each other. Nelisa writes, “Even though the slogan for Phi Eta Sigma is “Knowledge is Power,” that night made me realize that teamwork is power. I’m very grateful to have received the Phi Eta Sigma “Knowledge Is Power” Award.”  Nelisa expects to graduate in Spring 2019.