Member Mentions – October 2023

Alyssa Papa
Oct 30, 2023

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi's international community is a unique blend of students, academicians, and corporate and civic leaders from all fields of endeavor. Membership in Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and rewards academic success. That recognition doesn’t end after initiation. From their time in school to their professional career, Society members’ hard work continues to pay off and be acknowledged.

Phi Kappa Phi would like to congratulate these members on their recent achievements:

Cierra Anzelmo (Youngstown State University) is the recipient of the 2023-24 Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Student Scholarship of $10,000 for Undergraduate Students.

Brooke Bailey (Troy University) was among the students recognized for outstanding achievements in academics during the Accountancy Day Award Ceremony at Troy University. Bailey received the Accounting Society Award, Becker Professional Education CPA Review Course, and Bettie Hopper Perpetual Memorial Scholarship.

Brandy Burbante (Nicholls State University) was recently appointed as the Library Director of Ellender Memorial Library at NSU.

Laura Clippard (Middle Tennessee State University) was selected by the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program to serve as a Gilman Advisor Ambassador. She will serve as a voice for higher education, advising diverse U.S. colleges and universities about the Gilman scholarship program.

Ethan Lambert (University of Mississippi) was selected as one of four 2023 Portz Scholars in the National Collegiate Honors Council's annual competition for outstanding undergraduate honors papers. Lambert won $375 and a free trip to present his honors thesis at the 58th annual NCHC conference in Chicago this November.

Lydia Shanklin Roll (University of Kentucky) was recently selected as an Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow. Fellows are doctoral-level scientists who engage in a year-long immersive opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the U.S. government while leveraging their expertise to help confront major societal issues.

Andrew Ng (Carnegie Mellon University) and Keith Dreyer (Michigan State University) were recently named in Time Top 100 Influential People in AI list. Ng is the founder of DeepLearning.AI and Dreyer is the chief data science officer at Mass General Brigham.

Do you have an accomplishment you’d like to share? Email your member news to to be considered for inclusion.


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