Jacob Isaac Kalunakaahele Abraham was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest all-discipline collegiate honor society.
Abraham was the salutatorian of the Tooele High School class of 2006. After graduating from high school, he accepted a four year academic scholarship to the University of Utah.
Following his freshman year, Abraham served for two years as a missionary for the Church of Jesus of Latter-day Saints in Mozambique, Africa.
Upon his return to the University of Utah he was classified as a junior. Abraham was voted in nationally to be the west coast representative of the worldwide chemical engineering honor society.
Abraham graduated with honors in chemical engineering and accepted a position as a reservoir engineer for Questar, now Dominion Energy. He also enrolled in the first petroleum engineering program at the University of Utah and earned a master’s degree in petroleum engineering while working full-time.
Subsequently, Abraham enrolled in graduate school at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Business. He will receive a Master of Business Administration during graduation ceremonies at BYU on April 26.
BYU’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi nominated Abraham for induction into the honor society.
Abraham is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, staff, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Founded in 1897, membership is by invitation only and requires nomination by a chapter.
Currently, Abraham is a resident of Fruit Heights, Utah. He is the son of Larry and Hazel Abraham of Stansbury Park.