Cameron University students, alumni, staff and faculty members were honored by Phi Kappa Phi during the university chapter’s annual induction ceremony and awards presentation. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and the top 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. Inductees are expected to attain superior scholarship in all academic disciplines, promote intellectual life and the academic prestige of the university and promote the elements of character that would stimulate others to pursue excellence.
“An invitation to join Phi Kappa Phi is a tremendous honor,” says Cathy Blackman, chapter membership coordinator. “We are pleased to celebrate the achievements of this year’s inductees.”
Students who accepted membership are listed by hometown:
Altus: Christopher Crismon, Jonathan Drake
Baglung, Nepal: Sharan Khanal
Cache: Madison White, Hannah Wiginton
Chattanooga: Miranda Fritts
Comanche: ShaLee Hale
Duncan: Stacey Corp, Sydney Evans, Kelli Heinrich, Christy Jarboe, Kelle Jeffrey, Dakota Kaus,Charlotte Taton
Elgin: Cody Hervey
Fletcher: Luis Jaquez
Ibadan, Oye Nigeria: Aalia Oloyede
Ijebu, Ode Nigeria: Tolulade Adenuga
Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria: Williams Osunkwo
Ikorudu, Lagos Nigeria: Eniola Adewunmi
Kathmandu, Nepal: Upama Neupane, Sandesh Pokharel
Lalitpur, Nepal: Nigol Bista
Lawton/Fort Sill: James Bashaw, Angela Burke, Stephanie Cefalu, Stephanie Cooper,Miranda Cottrill, Candace Craig,Megan Craig, Tushar Das, Kylie Erricson, Phoebe Fullen, Caylie Holybee, Bailey Hyde, Euishin Kim, Krystal Liticker, Nicole Merriweather, Amy Morales, Aleigh Peiroo, Alissa Reed,Junu Sashankar, Tara Stevens, Shanell Swearengen, Meta M. Tate, Jim Teeter, Jonathan Vann, Megan Veldhuizen, Bryan Young
Marlow: Cassie Hill, Cassandra Holtke, Madeline Jacobi
Mountain Park: David Coffey
Nuwakot, Nepal: Swornim Bhandari
Ratliff City: Dakota Chandler
Rupandehi, Nepal: Aayush Thapa
Satellite Town, Lagos, Nigeria: Gold Okorie
Sindhupalchok, Nepal: Yangjum Lama
Sterling: Shelby Carpenter
Surkhet, Nepal: Dikshant Wagle
Walters: Terra Brag
CU faculty members Dr. Howard Kuchta, Interim Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies; Dr. Stephanie Boss, Chair, Department of Sports and Exercise Science; and Dr. Mike Estep, Chair, Department of Computing and Technology, were also selected for membership.
Dr. Danny McGuire, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering, was honored as Distinguished Faculty, and Fritz Diehm, Class of 1993, was honored as Distinguished Alumnus. Diehm is a Supervisory Special Agent in the Dallas Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Phi Kappa Phi, founded in 1897, is the nation's oldest and largest all-discipline honor society, with more than 280 chapters worldwide. CU's Chi Eta Sigma chapter was established in 1975. Cameron is host to one of only five chapters in Oklahoma and is the only regional university in the state with a Phi Kappa Phi chapter.
April 24, 2018