Member Mentions – March 2022

Marla Elsea
Mar 28, 2022

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:

Ali Ugur Aksoy (California State University, Fullerton) was appointed as the President of the Board of Directors for the International Institute of Business Analysis Orange County, California, Chapter. He is a Senior Corporate Director at Montage International.

Jack Bresenham (Winthrop University) has been named to the inaugural cohort of the IEEE Computer Society's Distinguished Contributor Program. The newly created program is intended to showcase the group's innovative power of its membership while recognizing volunteer commitment.

Renee Clement (University of North Georgia), who graduated with a sociology degree from UNG, took second place in the Georgia Sociological Association undergraduate research paper competition. Her paper focused on the challenges faced by working mothers.

Kaitlyn Fowler (Mercer University) was selected to Campus Contact's 2022-2023 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. The sociology major is a junior and will join students from across the U.S. and Mexico who were all recognized for their commitment to creating positive change in the world around them.

Zebiba Nassir (University of Mississippi) was selected to receive the Graduate Achievement Award in Integrated Marketing Communications. She will be honored at a ceremony at the school next month.  

Marci Reagan (Angelo State University) has earned a Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas Award from the Texas School Counselor Association. Reagan is an intern school counselor at Woodland Heights Elementary in Brownwood, Texas.

Mitchell Topf (Youngstown State University) earned an honorable mention award in YSU's recent Three-Minute Thesis Competition. Topf's entry was entitled "Falling into Place: Israel, Syria, Arlen Specter, and the Greater Prospect of Middle Eastern Peace."

Two seniors from State University of New York College at Cortland were recently recognized for excellence by the Society of Health and Physical Educators. Physical education majors Jenna Kratz and Matthew Milano each earned Major of the Year. This honor is one of the highest pre-professional honors given by SHAPE.

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