Member Mentions – October 2021

Marla Elsea
Oct 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:

Tanishq Abraham (University of California-Davis) has been named one of the 50 finalists for the inaugural Global Student Prize worth $100,000. The 18-year-old Sacramento native and fourth-year Ph.D. candidate joined Phi Kappa Phi when he was 14 years old.

Lindsay Fincher (University of Alabama) was crowned Miss University of Alabama 2021. The political science and theatre major will move on to compete in the Miss Alabama competition in June 2022.

Maram Kiran (California State University, Fresno) has earned a 2021 Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement from Fresno State. The award is the university's highest recognition of student achievement and acknowledges the recipients' talent, determination and drive.

Katarina Noll (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) was chosen to serve on IUP's Crimson Court as part of its annual homecoming celebration. The court reflects students who are academically strong and engaged representatives of their college and IUP.

Lola Norris (Texas A&M International University) was presented with the Senator Judith Zaffirini Leadership Medal Award at TAMIU's fall university convocation. The award recognizes a faculty member who exhibits meritorious service and exemplary leadership while researching their area of expertise.

J. Robert Rossman (Texas A&M University), professor and dean emeritus of Illinois State University, received the College of Applied Health Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Illinois.

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