ΦΚΦ Member Spotlight – December 2019

Jamie Chapman
Dec 18, 2019
2019-12 Michelle Ducre Headshot

Hailing from The Big Easy—New Orleans, Louisiana—Michelle Ducre was initiated at Pittsburg University in April 2012 while pursuing a Master of Science degree in human resources development. She previously earned a Bachelor of General Studies degree from Louisiana State University in 1992.

Michelle currently resides in Pittsburg, Kansas, where she serves as the human resources manager for the city. Her career has been devoted to the public sector, government and nonprofit, and she has spent more than seven years working in human resources. She also serves in officer roles on the boards of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, Estate Planning Council and Tristate Human Resources Association.

Let’s get to know Michelle!

  1. What does Phi Kappa Phi mean to you?
    Phi Kappa Phi means having the opportunity to continue learning, growing and exchanging knowledge with like-minded professionals.

  2. Why should students accept the invitation to join Phi Kappa Phi?
    Students who accept the Society’s invitation get exposed to life changing ideas and experiences beyond the classroom that can help fast track life and work lessons and help them make a faster impact in life.

  3. What was your favorite toy as a child?
    My favorite childhood toys were Barbie dolls.

  4. If you could meet one person from history, who would it be?
    If I could meet one person from history it would be Jesus.

  5. What is your biggest pet peeve?
    My biggest pet peeves are peeling nail polish and people staying stuck in bad patterns without finding solutions to improve their lives.

  6. What is your family like?
    We're all so different. I'm the only female with three guys. We all do our own thing: music, crafting, running but we love LSU football and movies.

  7. If you were an animal, what you would be?
    If I were an animal, I’d be an eagle—majestic beauty, confidence, and soaring.

  8. What is the most important life lesson you’ve learned? The most important life lesson I’ve learned to date is that I don't have to save everybody.

  9. What do you do for fun?
    I enjoy attending theatrical and dance performances, making jewelry, art crafting, writing music and poetry.

  10. If you met a genie, what would your three wishes be? My three wishes for a genie would be endless money flow, no child or animal abuse and to be the travel channel girl.

To learn more about Michelle and connect, visit her member profile within the Phi Kappa Phi online community here.

The ΦΚΦ Member Spotlight gives members the opportunity to share more about themselves and how they have benefited from membership in the Society. The spotlight is a great way for members to learn about each other and connect with others who have common interests and goals.

Would you like to be featured, or is there someone you would like see in the spotlight? If so, email Jamie Chapman, membership director, at Be sure to include basic information for the nomination.