Member Mentions – January 2021

Marla Elsea
Jan 25, 2021

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:

Stephanie Gamboa (Stanislaus State) has been recognized as a student scholar by the Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The award honors students majoring in the computing field who demonstrate exceptional achievement in technical knowledge and service to the community.

Brett Ranon Nachman (University of Wisconsin-Madison) was awarded a Paul P. Fidler Research Grant from the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina. As a doctoral candidate, Nachman's research examines how autistic students transition into and through community college.

Ashleen Williams (University of Mississippi) has been honored with a K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award by the Association of American Colleges and Universities. The award recognizes graduate students who show promise as future leaders of higher education. She is one of nine chosen from nominees across the country.

Western Illinois University has named two Phi Kappa Phi members as College Scholars for the graduates of the fall 2020 semester. The honor is the school's highest recognition for overall academic achievement. Morgan Ann-Marie Miller earned a bachelor's degree in music education and is the College of Fine Arts and Communication Scholar. Michael Viti earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry and is the College of Arts and Sciences Scholar.

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