Member Mentions – March 2020

Mar 30, 2020
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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:

Jenna Binsley and Alanis Chew (Youngstown State University) have been selected as the John D. Beeghly Fellows for the 2020 spring semester at YSU. The John D. Beeghly Fellows program provides students with a paid fellowship working with the Ohio Small Business Development Center at YSU. Binsley, of New Springfield, Ohio, is a junior marketing major with minors in nonprofit leadership and advertising/public relations. Chew, of Youngstown, Ohio, is a senior business economics and math double major.

Susan Lycett Davis (Nova Southeastern University) has been recognized for her engagement in South Florida Community initiatives by AT&T, the Miami Herald and The NETwork. Davis helps the community through volunteering and has served as the Jamaican Diaspora Advisory Board Member for Southern USA.

Mariah Dicksen (Western Illinois University), a biology major of Lockport, Illinois, has been named Western Illinois University's recipient of the 2019-2020 Lincoln Academy of Illinois' Student Laureate Award. The award, presented annually to an outstanding senior of each of Illinois' four-year degree-granting institutions, honors a student's overall academic excellence and participation in extracurricular activities.

Aurelia Gooden (Jacksonville State University) has been named a 2020 Latina of Influence by Hispanic Lifestyle. The engineer and musician is interested in the relationship between neuroscience and musical aptitude and holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music, as well as a master’s degree in manufacturing systems, all from JSU.

Thomas Whitehead (Northwestern State University of Louisiana) will be inducted into NSU’s Alumni Hall of Distinction, the Long Purple Line. He was a member of the university’s faculty for 30 years and a strong advocate for preserving the school’s history. Whitehead also worked as a consultant for the film “Steel Magnolias” during its filming in Natchitoches, Louisiana, where NSU is located.

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