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

May 26, 2016

Phi Kappa Phi today announced the recipients of its 2016-2018 Phi Kappa Phi Artist, Phi Kappa Phi Scholar, and Phi Kappa Phi Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service awards.

HoltfreterDr. Robert E. Holtfreter, distinguished professor of accounting and research at Central Washington University, was named as the 2016-2018 recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service Award. An esteemed leader in the field of accounting, Dr. Holtfreter’s career spans more than four decades. In addition to his professional leadership and achievement as a scholar, he has made a substantial impact through research and service leadership in the field of accounting. Most notably, Dr. Holtfreter is recognized for his efforts to provide continuing education related to fraudulent practices, security breaches and identity theft. Read the full press release here.

YoungbloodDr. Pamela Youngbloodprofessor and chair of the Department of Music and Drama at Texas Woman’s University, was named the 2016-2018 Phi Kappa Phi Artist. Dr. Youngblood’s career as a performing artist and scholar spans 40 years. During this time, she has played concertos and recitals throughout the U.S. and internationally. She is also the founder and director of the Texas Woman’s University Flute Choir, which she created in 1994. In addition, she established the Dallas-based Brookhaven Flute Choir in 1985. The choirs, under her direction, have performed across the nation including at six annual conventions of the National Flute Association. Read the full press release here. 

PlewaDr. Michael J. Plewaemeritus professor of genetics and University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was named the 2016-2018 Phi Kappa Phi Scholar. An esteemed leader in environmental and molecular mutagenesis, Dr. Plewa has been recognized nationally and internationally for his research and publications. His extensive research has been continuously funded by competitive grants for more than 42 years. His laboratory discovered biochemical pathways involved in the metabolism of environmental contaminants into mutagens by green plants and made significant discoveries in antimutagnesis and mutagenic synergy. Read the full press release here.