Member Mentions – May 2024

Alyssa Papa
May 28, 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:

Richard Buttimer Jr. (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) was named the Belk College of Business dean at UNC. He will begin his role on July 1. 

Sarah Dumont (Clemson University) was named the Robert Testin Outstanding Senior in Packaging Science, receiving a scholarship for her distinguished performance in Clemson's Packaging Science program.

Anjalee “AJ” Hou (East Caroline University) has been honored as one of five 2024 recipients of the Robert H. Wright Leadership Award by the ECU Alumni Association. The award recognizes leadership and impact made on the ECU campus.

Sara Lundeen (Wayne State College) received the Ron Holt Civic Engagement Award for the 2023-24 academic year. The award recognizes a graduating Wayne State senior who has served as an exemplary role model and contributed to the service ethos of the college campus and community at large. 

Brian Maxwell (Middle Tennessee State University) received the 2023-24 Community Service Award from MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee April 22 during the annual Student Government Association and Center for Student Involvement and Leadership Awards. The award is given to a student who exemplifies servant leadership through their service to the campus and off-campus community.

Lydia McKissick (University of Mississippi) was inducted into the Columns Society at the University of Mississippi. The Columns Society is a group of students who embody character, respect and passion for UM. 

Yuracy Salazar-Lee (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center) was named one of four finalists for the The DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty at Northern Oklahoma College. The award is part of The DAISY Foundation’s mission to express gratitude to nurses with programs that recognize them for the extraordinary, compassionate and skillful care they provide patients and families.

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