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Phi Kappa Phi honor society inducts faculty, staff and students

May 6, 2003

The Austin Peay State University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the nations top academic honor society, inducted 37 students at a ceremony held Thursday, April 24, in the Morgan University Center Ballroom.

Dr. Wayne Lacy, Phi Kappa Phi vice president for the Southwest Region, gave the keynote address. Dr. Sherry Hoppe, Austin Peay president, and Dr. Bruce Speck, vice president for academic affairs, welcomed inductees and guests.
May 6, 2003

The Austin Peay State University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's top academic honor society, inducted 37 students at a ceremony held Thursday, April 24, in the Morgan University Center Ballroom.

Dr. Wayne Lacy, Phi Kappa Phi vice president for the Southwest Region, gave the keynote address. Dr. Sherry Hoppe, Austin Peay president, and Dr. Bruce Speck, vice president for academic affairs, welcomed inductees and guests.

In addition to the students, Phi Kappa Phi officers honored two Academic Hall of Fame nominees, alumnus Dr. Timothy D. Cleaveland, professor of history at the University of Georgia, and alumnus Ronnie D. Carter, founding member of the Transportation Security Administration and senior adviser to the Office of the Administrator of TSA.

Speck and Blanche Wilson, director of student life and leadership, also were inducted to general membership as APSU staff members.

Phi Kappa Phi faculty nominate juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.85 or higher and 24 hours of coursework completed in high academic standing at Austin Peay. They must be in the top five and 10 percent of the class, respectively, and meet hour requirements.

New student members include Vanessa N. Barone, Eric W. Lamp, Patricia L. Sharpe, Rebecca L. Jenkins, Stephan A. Koch, William K. Teets, Robert Montrell Wimsatt, Lilli C. Echternacht-Taylor, Elizabeth N. Craft, Kristen K. Erkkila, Susan Gonzales, Mary Ellen Ladd, Judy L. McElhiney, Leigh Ellen Spiceland, Leslie Rae Wall, Martin H. Golson, Wendy G. Harrison, Eric R. Krampitz, Mark E. Miles, Patricia Marks, Heather Michelle Clark, Michelle Millet Serna and Belinda A. Martin, all of Clarksville; Jacqueline Brooks Heath, Ashland City; Mandy Rene Scott, Trenton, N.J.; Kimberly Denise Fell and Angela Diane Pollock, Palmyra, N.J.; Cindy Ann Wall, Cedarburg, Wis.; Laura Beth Powell, Los Lunas, N.M.; Robert J. Krumel, Nashville; Mary Katherine McCreery Hudspeth, Antioch; Christy M. Newman, Manchester; Michelle Leigh Ray, Southside; Robert E. Pruitt, Greenbrier; Cynthia Dawn Carter, Adams; Elizabeth N. Fields, Goodlettsville; and Mary Annette Little, White Bluff.

Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest, largest and most selective national honor society that recognizes academic excellence in all fields of higher education with 300 chapters in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. The Austin Peay chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was installed in 1976 and continues to support excellence in education by awarding scholarships and grants, sponsoring workshops and fundraisers and hosting networking socials.