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Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Inductees

October 27, 2014

Angelo State University’s chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) national honor society will induct its fall 2014 class of 67 students during a special initiation ceremony at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.

PKP is one of the nation’s most prestigious academic honor societies for students in all academic disciplines. Invitations to join PKP are extended to juniors in the top 7.5 percent of their class and to seniors and graduate students in the top 10 percent of their class. ASU received its charter for a local chapter in the spring of 2013.

In advance of the Nov. 3 initiation ceremony, Dr. Blake Hightower of the ASU curriculum and instruction faculty will perform a PKP heralding ceremony at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, in the University Center. During the ceremony, he will read the names of the inductees and strike a gong after each one to herald their pending entrance into PKP.

Both the induction ceremony and heralding ceremony are open free to the public.

ASU’s fall 2014 inductees by hometown are:

Arlington: Pamela Baughman, psychology

Austin: Paul Herrera, criminal justice; and Dennis Quinton, psychology

Ballinger: Holly Miles, sociology; and Jim Speckels, communication

Bertram: Graciela Suarez, biology

Big Spring: Lacy McMurtrey, biology

Borger: Keshia Parker, integrated management

Christoval: Rebecca Thompson, nursing

Clyde: David Butler, computer science

College Station: Ashley Holland, guidance and counseling

Crane: Cody Harrelson, business/agribusiness

Dallas: Blake McIntyre, security studies

Eola: Rachel Fuchs, mathematics

Fort Worth: Sean Bass, student development and leadership in higher education

Houston: Julia Salazar, intelligence, security studies and analysis

Killeen: Ashley Symens, nursing

Lewisville: Jaclyn Ellison, interdisciplinary studies

Marble Falls: Chelbee Farnen, biology

McAllen: Maricela Luna, guidance and counseling

Merkel: Shannon Heinz, exercise science

Prosper: Kristen Alexander, curriculum and instruction

Ranger: Kati Stewart, marketing

Red Wing, Minn.: David Goggin, chemistry

Richmond: Jason Island, border and homeland security

Round Rock: Sarah Christian, guidance and counseling; and Aundrus Poole, criminal justice

San Angelo: Natalie Alvarez, nursing; Hannah Bozeman, English; Jacob Burtch, kinesiology; Casey Cornwell, interdisciplinary studies; John Cuellar, communication; Billy Cullins, homeland security; Brittany Dowd, nursing; Kate Ede, student development and leadership in higher education; Melissa Garza, nursing; Stephen Gonzales, biology; Lisa Hadorn, nursing; Jonathan Hughes, agribusiness; Farrah Lokey, student development and leadership in higher education; Courtney McCanless, psychology; Colleen McMillan, intelligence, security studies and analysis; Nayeli Medrano, studio art; Caleb Montez, natural resource management; Natasha Morris, student development and leadership in higher education; Lacy Neuwirth, English; Alexandria Ramirez, studio art; Megan Robertson, interdisciplinary studies; Christian Rusk, accounting; Farrah Schalek, biology; Joshua Sefcik, physics; Luke Solomon, psychology; Brittany Trubenstein, psychology; Kasey Vacek, nursing; Nathan Yost, student development and leadership in higher education; Courtney Wilson, student development and leadership in higher education; and Brittany Wollman, history

San Antonio: Dianah McGreehan, communication

Scottsdale, Ariz.: Timothy Lo, intelligence, security studies and analysis

Stanton: Ethan Mauldin, biology/life science

Sweetwater: Brianne Wilburn, coaching, sport, recreation and fitness administration 

Sylvester: Brooke Estes, biology

Tahoka: Caleb Renfro, management information systems

Vernon: Ryan Tacker, kinesiology

Waco: Natalie James, student development and leadership in higher education

Waxahachie: Fawn Martwick, guidance and counseling

Weatherford: Cheyenne Bone, animal science

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society encompassing all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi is considered one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies along with Phi Beta Kappa, which recognizes majors in the arts and sciences, and Sigma Xi, which honors majors in the sciences. 

For more information, contact Dr. Adria Battaglia, assistant professor of communication, at 325-942-2031.