First class of Texas A&M-Kingsville Phi Kappa Phi chapter initiated

KINGSVILLE - May 10, 2016

Contact: Adriana Garza-Flores
Email: adriana.garza@tamuk.edu
or Phone: 361-593-4979


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The inaugural class of the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Phi Kappa Phi chapter were initiated Tuesday, April 26. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.           

A total of 109 students were initiated in a ceremony that took place at Texas A&M-Kingsville. 

The fledgling Texas A&M-Kingsville chapter became the 332nd chapter of Phi Kappa Phi earlier this semester on Feb. 1. Phi Kappa Phi is represented on campuses in the United States and the Philippines. The group’s first chapter was founded in 1897 at the University of Maine.

Every year, about 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni are initiated into the society nationwide. Membership in Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation only to the top 7.5 percent of juniors and the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students, along with faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Officers elected by the chartering group to serve the Texas A&M-Kingsville chapter include President Dr. Nestor Sherman, kinesiology; President-elect Dr. Kathleen Rees, human sciences; Secretary Dr. Susan Roberson, language and literature; and Treasurer Dr. Richard Miller, psychology.

Aberfeldie: Nadia S. Grlj

Accra-North: Kofi E. Hagan

Alice: Sarah E. Donaho

Amarillo: Shianne B. Hill

Anambra: Uchenna P. Okakpu

Bay City: Emily D. Hager-Hahn

Brownsville: Joel A. Perez, Ashlea R. Rosenbaum

Cedar Creek: Emily N. Brooks

Corpus Christi: Brittney N. Bower, Charmin T. Bryan, Tabitha M. Castillo, Sonya M. Durrwachter, Braydon G. Maxwell, Alexandria B. Perez, Brittany A. Rodriguez, Sasha Rodriguez, Emily J. Simek, Seth T. Trebatoski, Joshua J. Verduzco

Falfurrias: Cedric A. Guerra

Falls City: Brandon Darr

Floresville: Molly J. Jarzombek

Fort Worth: Bernard O. Emuze

Freer: Katherine Galvan-Garcia

Grand Prairie: Joshua D. Robbins

Harlingen: Roel Gonzalez, Linda M. Salinas

Hebbronville: Joseph I. Almaraz, Theresa E. Garcia, Gina D. Garza, Norma L. Rios

Houston: Thomas A. Chartouni, Isaac A. Corley, Arlene Cortez, Matthew R. Grayshon, Pablo A. Portillo, Javon E. Walker, Chelsea M. Williams

Hyderabad: Harshitha Guduru, Sai Hareesu Mukthinuthulapati

Katy: Robert B. Ngabesong

Kingsville: Lucia N. Adame, Al Muntaser Billah Al Askari, Trevor J. Gonzalez, Linda L. Hancock, Velma A. Hernandez, Danica E. Huerta, Harlie M. Isassi, Ariel J. Ozuna, Odette L. Perez, Hope L. Ramos, Ashleigh E. Smith, Sandy V. Vargas, Anissa Ybarra

Kumasi: Achiaa A. Amaniampong

La Feria: Taylor E. Morrell

La Joya: Aziz M. Abdullah

Laredo: Jose A. Iniguez-Jimenez, Ida I. Lopez, Alejandro Trevino

Los Fresnos: Jessica R. Barrera

Mathis: Amanda M. Philen

McAllen: Robert S. Luckett, Clarissa Pena

Mercedes: Anthony L. Martinez

Mission: Corina M. Fuentes, America M. Gomez, Mayra Salinas, Priscilla Y. Salinas

Nursery: Elizabeth A. Brink

Orange Grove: Kaitlin M. Ruiz

Palmhurst: Reanna R. Reyna

Princeton: Jonathan G. Grubb

Quitman: Lindsey N. Yeager

Raymondville: David Coy, Karina G. Villarreal

Richmond: Kristin H. Pfeffer

Rio Grande City: Yesenia Ozuna

Riviera: Yaneli Ramirez Padron

Robstown: Holly Herrera

Rockdale: Kaley N. Dodd

Roma: Aissa N. Cantu, Maria M. Escobar

Reston: Ronald J. Goubeaux

San Antonio: Miranda S. Esparza, Seth M. Kravetz

San Benito: Enrique Rodriguez

San Diego: David Salinas

Sarita: Joseph A. Acevedo

Salado: James B. (Bryce) Martin

Sugarland: Whitney Y. Fakolade

Shanghai: Qianjin Zheng

Tampico, Tamaulipas: Francisco Fernandez Haces

Tatum: Breanna R. Henderson

Upper Marlboro: Nebechi O. Osia

Varna: Eleni A. Anatastasova

Victoria: Richard L. Leos

No Hometown Listed: Doug Carpenter, Jaime M. Chapa, Tyler L. Collette, Razil M. Garbacz, Rhonda C. Garcia, Damian Guajardo, Gabriella C. Reina, Morgan A. Rosenbaum, Stephanie A. Shea, Bhaska Vardi Prasad, Christina A. Whitney, Courtney A. Yancy, Julie O. York, Amanda M. Zuniga