Member Mentions – April 2020

Apr 27, 2020

Member Mentions-webThe 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:

Megan Alper (Alfred University), a graduate student and track runner, has been named a winner of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Merit Medal for the 2019-20 season. The award honors a student who has excelled both academically and athletically throughout their time at AU.

Jaime Awe (Northern Arizona University) has been chosen as the 2020 NAU Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Scholar. Awe, an associate professor of anthropology, was recognized for professional excellence and his life-long achievements and scholarship.

 Amy Dennis (Texas Woman’s University) and her fellow librarians at the Tom Green County Library System in San Angelo, Texas, were highlighted by the American Library Association for their work to support medical workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the library is closed to the public, librarians are using their 3D printers to create face shields for local health care workers.

Megan Flynn (The Sage Colleges) was named a collegiate award recipient for 2020 by the Capital District Sports Woman of the Year for her successes on the basketball court as well as in the classroom. The program honors female student-athletes in the Capital District of New York State.

Mary Anne Gunter (University of Louisiana at Monroe) has been accepted as a member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals. Her doctoral dissertation has also been accepted for poster presentations at the Arkansas Public Health and the American Family Therapy Academy conferences.

Camille Mendon and Kayla Sylvester (Brigham Young University) are winners of the Emerging Leader award presented to undergraduate nursing students at BYU. Both will receive a scholarship to support their ongoing studies.

Kim Mulkey (Louisiana Tech University) has been named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. As a head coach, she led the Baylor University women’s basketball team to three NCAA titles. Mulkey is the only individual to win a national championship as a player, assistant coach and head coach.

And finally, the Citadel has named its cadet leadership for the Class of 2021. Phi Kappa Phi members named to top leadership positions include Nicholas Piacentini, Regimental Commander; Harrison Hemminghaus, Honor Board Chair; Matthew Dittrich, Regimental Academic Officer; Caleb Moseley, 1st Battalion Commander; and Ansley Pantsari, 2nd Battalion Commander.

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