Phi Kappa Phi Announces Scholar, Artist, and Distinguished Service Recipients

Alyssa Papa
Apr 15, 2024

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines — today announced the recipients of its 2024-2026 Phi Kappa Phi Artist, Phi Kappa Phi Scholar, and Phi Kappa Phi Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service awards. Given once a biennium, the awards honor individuals who have demonstrated the ideals of the Society through their lifelong activities, achievements and scholarship. Each award highlights the academic and professional accomplishments of Phi Kappa Phi members who are renowned in their field.

The recipients are:

  • James Stock, currently holding the Monica Wooden Endowed Professorship in Supply Chain Management at the Muma College of Business, University of South Florida, has been honored as the recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi Scholar Award for the years 2024-2026. This prestigious recognition acknowledges his outstanding expertise and significant contributions to the field of logistics and supply chain management. Stock's accolades include the 2019 Global Achievement Award for Outstanding Global Visionary presented by USF World at the University of South Florida, as well as his induction into the Distinguished Fellows Program for Societal Honorees in the Supply Chain by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Academic Research. His impact is further demonstrated through his extensive literary contributions, which encompass the authorship or co-authorship of seven books and over 80 refereed research monographs and articles in the realm of logistics and supply chain.
  • Stella Roden, a distinguished professor of music at the University of Central Missouri, has been honored as the recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi Artist Award for the period spanning 2024-2026. This prestigious accolade acknowledges her illustrious career marked by exceptional contributions in teaching and performance. Roden's remarkable achievements have garnered recognition both nationally and internationally, including being selected as second place winner of the Friedrich and Virginia Schorr, Memorial Award, Women in Art Song and serving as an Ambassador for the Barcelona Festival of Song. Her captivating performances have impressed audiences across the globe, from Kansas City, Missouri to Barcelona, Spain, showcasing her immense talent and artistry on both national and international stages.
  • Joshua Granger, an assistant professor specializing in quantitative silviculture within the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University, has been honored as the recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service Award for the years 2024-2026. Granger was recognized due to his remarkable contributions across various domains, including his invaluable service to his department within the College of Forest Resources, his extensive involvement at the university level, his dedication to the forestry profession, and his active engagement with professional societies. His initiatives have fostered collaboration between campus and local communities. Notably, Granger's commitment to students is exemplified through his leadership role as the Director of the Department of Forestry's Summer Field Program, where he coordinates and supervises this essential nine-week program, which is a mandatory requirement for all undergraduate forestry majors.

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