Phi Kappa Phi’s mission is to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engage the community of scholars in service to others. Senior level and graduate students are selected from the top 10 percent of their classes. Junior level students are selected from the top 7.5 percent. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction are also eligible.
Dr. Susan Thorson-Barnett, head of the Department of Psychology, and Dr. Darlene Williams, vice president for technology, research and economic development, were inducted as faculty members.
Undergraduate, graduate and alumni inductees were Deborah L. Wesse of Alexandria; Jessica Dodd, Jessica Johnson, Brittany Elise Merchant and Leeanna Michelle Smith of Anacoco; Hannah Imlay Street and Courtney Yvonne Wilson of Baton Rouge; Christa Joy McCann and Ashley Wall of Benton; Fanchon Charlie Guidry of Berwick, Jonathan Thomas Rider, Karen Taylor and Ashley Marie Webster of Bossier City; Michael Leatherwood of Calhoun, Andrea Marie Armand of Cottonport and Asha K. Edwards, Angela Nichole McKnight and Jessica Maria Orr of Coushatta.
Also inducted were Kierra Yvonne Hayes of Denham Springs, Joseph Parker-Achowalogen Tullier of Dry Prong, Michelle Louise Good of Elm Grove, Catherine Therese Beverly of Franklinton, Rikia Ancar of Harvey, Ursula Gisele Theus and Dorcas Joy Williamson of Haughton, Abigail Layne Bass of Homer, Richelle Marrion Dorris of Hornbeck, Annette Kimball of Houma, Jacob Paul Johnson of Iowa, Megan Nicole Duhon of Jennings, Sheree Guillory of LeCompte, Dermont Demetrius Carter and Juliet Michelle Johnson of Leesville, Kristie Marie El-Khansa of Livingston, Scott Patrick Laborde of Marksville, Courtney E. Espenan of Metairie, Lauren Carroll and Amber Kelly of Monroe and Frances Brooke Evans of Natchez.
Inductees also included Catherine Therese Beverly, Glen A. Daigle, Courtney E. Espenan, Joshua Ryan Peterson, Matthew James Petty, Joanne Yankowski and Heath Shawn Zimmerman of Natchitoches; Marquez Wilson of New Llano Jordan Bailey Wade of Pineville, Alicia Trevillion Anderson of Quitman, Tressy Gleason and Taylor Elizabeth Layman of St. Gabriel and Brandon C. Foster, Hannah Robinson of Saline and Nicole Joanna Koster of Slidell.
New members are also Krystle Starr Barnett, Loren Brenna Carscadden, Laura Ann Dimmett, Baillie Marie Hogsett, Annelies Rachel Jonker, Kristi Laree Laborde, Renee Angele McBride, Pamela Rushing, Shawna Marie Schmidt, Emily Christian Smith and Tiffany Nicole Toliver of Shreveport; Jaime Angelle Guillot of Slidell, Vickie Lynn Rambin of St. Amant, Megan Caitlyn Whitlock of Stonewall, Lori Franks of Ville Platte, Cheryl Lynn Garrett of Winnfield; Michael James Romick of Rhineland, Mo.; Richard Ryan Wall of Las Vegas, Ashton Marie Waldon of Atlanta, Texas; Meghan L. Herron of Cedar Hill, Texas; Memrie Tamree Gibbons of New Boston, Texas; Alexandria Christine Rios of Fort Worth, Texas; Kellie Ballard of Highland Village, Texas, and Robert Earl McBride of Pineland, Texas and Max Rodrigo Matute of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.