Member Mentions – February 2024

Alyssa Papa
Feb 26, 2024

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:

Paris Gordon (University of Kansas) was acknowledged for academic excellence in Ukrainian and Russian language and was awarded the KU Study Abroad & Global Engagement Scholarship, Jarosewycz Family Scholarship for Ukrainian Language and Joseph L. Conrad Undergraduate Research Scholarship.

Elyse Hauser (University of New Orleans) has been accepted to the 2024 Jack Straw Writers Program at Seattle's Jack Straw Cultural Center, and as a 2024 attendee at the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers' Conference.

Diane N. Denicola Orlofsky (Troy University) was recognized for her years of service and officially inducted into the Alabama Music Educators Association Hall of Fame. The AMEA Hall of Fame recognizes members for excellence in teaching or administration; contributions and improvements to the field of music education; the betterment of the profession through exemplary service or acts; professional offices, professional publications, awards, or performances; and those with exceptional professional ideals and academic integrity.

Selena Ramkeesoon (University of Maryland Global Campus) was invited to join the Public Relations Society of America National DEI Committee. Ramkeesoon will contribute her 25+ years of expertise and insights to help the Committee promote DEI standards, resources, and best practices for various dimensions of diversity, such as race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and gender.

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