STARKVILLE, Miss.--Some 170 students are newly inducted members in the Mississippi State University chapter of the nation's leading higher education honor society.
Phi Kappa Phi membership is open to juniors and seniors at the top of their class in all majors. Graduate students and occasional sophomores whose scholastic achievements are at the very highest levels also are eligible.
During the induction ceremony, Eric Shows of Ellisville, who had been inducted earlier, was presented with a $2,000 PKP Award of Excellence for graduate study during the 2005-06 school year. A May summa cum laude graduate in biochemistry, he is among only 40 U.S. students receiving the honor society's graduate fellowship this year.
Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 at the University of Maine. At present, there are more than 250 chapters worldwide with a total membership of some 50,000.
In addition to the students, assistant art professor Angi E. Bourgeois, industrial engineering professor Royce O. Bowen, associate agricultural economics professor Keith H. Coble, agricultural economics professor Lynn L. Reinschmiedt, and forest resources research assistant Mark D. Smith were inducted as honorary members during the spring. Reinschmiedt also is associate dean of MSU's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
The new members include (by hometown):
ACKERMAN--Senior elementary education major Ashley N. Peeples.
AMORY--School administration graduate student Phillip S. Noe.
ARLINGTON, Tenn.--Senior international business major Stacy A. Bohne.
ASHFORD, Ala.--Senior psychology major Lacey B. Johnson.
BATESVILLE--Senior political science major Christy Ann Vinson.
BAY ST. LOUIS--Junior geosciences/broadcast meteorology major Lindsey M. Necaise.
BAY SPRINGS--Senior microbiology major Leslie Ann McNeil.
BELZONI--Senior marketing major Susan A. Shurden.
BILOXI--Junior chemical engineering major Jason P. King.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--Human sciences/interior design major Mary E. Janett , agronomy major William B. Long , political science major Andrea R. Smith , and Kassandra E. Smith, a double major in elementary education and art . All are seniors.
BLUE SPRINGS--Senior international business major Christine Schroff.
BRANDON--History major Jon David Cole, accounting major Kelly B. Ford, chemical engineering major Jacqueline E. Isonhood, microbiology major Stephen B. LeBlanc, international business major Jessica L. Mills, and human sciences/nutrition major Morgan A. Taylor. All are seniors.
BURNSVILLE--Senior technology teacher education major Stevie H. Lovelace.
CABOT, Ark.--Senior international business major Laura Catherine Ford.
CALEDONIA--English major Allison J. Barrett, biological sciences major Brandon P. Garriga, animal science/pre-veterinary medicine major Gretchen P. Grissett, and human sciences/nutrition major Lacy K. Williams. Barrett is a junior; all others are seniors.
CANTON--Senior marketing major Kristin L. Zito.
CEDAR BLUFF--Junior Ellen J. Easley, a food and nutrition and fitness management double-major.
CLARKSDALE--Senior mechanical engineering major Alston Clark III and Manika D. Kemp, a doctoral student in education administration.
CLINTON, La.--Junior biological sciences major Adrienne Clare Phares.
CLINTON--Senior accounting major Jamie M. Eady, senior international business major Rebeccca J. Harden, junior biochemistry major Amanda L. Harrell, 2004 forest products doctoral graduate Ashlie L. Thompson, senior elementary education major Tiffany A. Usry, and senior civil engineering major Elizabeth L. Wilson.
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn.--Senior English major Courtney L. Knop.
COLUMBUS--Junior elementary education major Mary E. Burks, senior insurance and risk management major Kristy E. Sharpe, junior accounting major Hoyt B. Wilder, and senior communication/public relations major Bethany L. Yates.
CORDOVA, Tenn.--Computer science major Murrell T. Clark III, communication/public relations major Jodie M. Goss, and art/photography major Page F. Miller. Clark and Goss are juniors; Miller, a senior.
CORINTH--Senior elementary education major Megan S. Smith.
CRYSTAL SPRINGS--Senior human sciences/nutrition and dietetics major Kyskie Bolton.
D'IBERVILLE--Senior management major Abrina E. Bell.
ELLISVILLE--Mechanical engineering major Cody D. Bailey and electrical engineering major Chris J. Brown. Both are seniors.
ELK RIVER, Minn.--Senior mechanical engineering major Paul G. Allison.
ENTERPRISE--Senior accounting major Jennifer K. Kersh.
EUPORA--Senior accounting major Brian E. Hubbard.
FLORA--Senior biological engineering major Katherine E. Sinele.
FLORENCE, Ala.--Junior elementary education major Jonathan R. Campbell and senior international business major Sarah F. Creecy.
FLOWOOD--Senior psychology major William C. Frederick.
FRANKLIN, Tenn.--Senior accounting major Joshua K. Andrews.
FRENCH CAMP--Junior English major Dorothy K. Ward.
FULTON--Junior microbiology major Chelsea L. Steele.
GAUTIER--Junior biological sciences major Alison M. Pardue.
GERMANTOWN, Tenn.--Junior microbiology major Kristy E. Mader.
GLENCOE, Ala.--Jeffrey B. Greene, a 2004 graduate in history.
GREENVILLE--Senior insurance and risk management major Brandon C. Moore.
GREENWOOD--International business major James D. Madden and biological sciences/pre-dentistry major Ashley C. White. Both are juniors.
GRENADA--Senior accounting major Traci L. Osborne.
GREENSBORO, Ala.--Senior wildlife sciences major Daniel W. Faught.
GULFPORT--Communication major Allyson M. Black and elementary education major Teri Beth Walker. Both are seniors.
HATTIESBURG--Junior biological sciences major John P. Davis, senior accounting major Shannon L. Johnson, senior political science major Melanie L. Lewis, community college leadership doctoral student Sonja V. McCaskill, and senior kinesiology major Lindsey Anne Scott.
HAYDEN, Ala.--Junior chemistry/pre-pharmacy major Heather N. Whitehead.
HORN LAKE--Senior exercise physiology major Abby L. Perkins.
HOUSTON--Senior psychology major Kellie N. Clark.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--Senior computer engineering major Laura L. Hall , food science and technology doctoral student Joshua L. Herring , and senior mechanical engineering major Anna K. Hueffed .
INDIANOLA--Senior biological sciences major Cassey A. Rose.
IUKA--Microbiology major Emily A. Gray and aerospace engineering major Joshua M. Williams. Both are seniors.
JACKSON--Senior communication major Katherine S. Black , junior elementary education major Amanda Calhoun , senior industrial engineering major Julie E. Carnathan , senior accounting major Matthew G. Ferrell , senior biological engineering major Kyle E. Fraysur , senior marketing major Crystal K. Jackson , junior accounting and mathematics double-major Andrea M. Jones , senior biochemistry major Brock M. Maples , junior accounting major Lauren E. Peach , and junior biological sciences/pre-veterinary medicine major Mandy L. Wallace .
JACKSON, Tenn.--Senior real estate and mortgage financing major Kendall B. Holt.
JONESBORO, Ark.--Mark D. Foster, a doctoral degree candidate in finance.
KOSCIUSKO--Senior general liberal arts major Julia L. Fenwick.
LONG BEACH--Senior microbiology major Julia E. Campassi.
LOUISVILLE--Biological sciences/pre-medicine major Richard D. Ballard, geosciences major William M. Carter, biological sciences major Lindsey M. Hill, and elementary education major Sara E. Kennedy. Ballard and Kennedy are seniors; Carter and Hill, juniors.
McCOMB--Senior general business administration major James L. Dykes.
MADISON--Senior marketing major Kristen B. Bardin, senior accounting major Jill M. Bergin, senior animal science/pre-veterinary medicine major Jacqueline J. Burns, junior communication/public relations major Kristin E. Clemmer, junior biological sciences major Heidi L. Frazier, senior microbiology major Ryan Claire M. Propst, and secondary education doctoral student Pamela S. Self.
MAUMELLE, Ark.--Senior insurance and risk management major Ameilia R. Young.
MEMPHIS, Tenn.--Senior mechanical engineering major Howard A. Whitsitt IV .
MERIDIAN--Animal science/pre-veterinary medicine major Wilson C. Brookshire, microbiology major Laura R. King and psychology major Elizabeth A. Maranto. Brookshire and Maranto are juniors; King, a senior.
MONTEVALLO, Ala.--Junior communication/broadcasting major Rachel E. Ford.
NETTLETON--Senior business information systems major Jason B. Smith.
NEW ALBANY--Senior information technology services major Natalie B. McMillin.
NEW SITE--Senior English education major Leslie D. Mayo.
OCEAN SPRINGS--Senior aerospace engineering major Vanessa V. Aubuchon.
OLIVE BRANCH--Elementary education major Blakeley A. Borden, biological engineering major Robert M. Morris and international business major Elena M. Sabbatini. All are seniors.
OXFORD--Junior banking and finance major Joseph D. Pegram and geosciences graduate student Catherine L. Ratliff.
PEARL--Robin S. Miceli, a 2004 master's degree graduate in foreign languages.
PHILADELPHIA--Senior elementary education major Jessica N. Tullos.
PIKE ROAD, Ala.--Senior Catherine B. Jackson, an elementary education and foreign languages double major.
PORT GIBSON--Senior banking and finance major Matthew D. Burell.
PURVIS--Senior art/graphic design major Alison J. Roberts.
RAYMOND--Senior business information systems major Blake W. Grantham.
RED BAY, Ala.--Senior psychology major Sara Elizabeth Tooley.
REDWOOD--Senior marketing major Lurline M. Barnett.
RICHLAND--Senior general business administration major Heather N. Rankin.
RIDGELAND--Aerospace engineering major Jason L. Hopper, microbiology/pre-veterinary medicine major Kathleen A. Leech, insurance and risk management major John S. Magee, and marketing major Laura M. McKinley. Magee is a junior; all others are seniors.
ROANOKE, Ala.--Senior horticulture/floriculture major Jessica E. Pike.
RUTH--Senior civil engineering major Zachary A. Young.
SALTILLO--Senior animal science/pre-veterinary medicine major Shelley L. Kay.
SENATOBIA--Kinesiology major Benjamin O. Grisham and industrial engineering major Nathan A. Shideler. Both are seniors.
SMITHVILLE--Senior agricultural information science major Kayla P. Marshall.
STARKVILLE--Senior educational psychology major Tyna M. Adams, senior biological engineering major Zeke M. Campbell, senior communication/journalism major Emily J. Cole, senior music education major William H. Corhern, senior psychology major John H. Dollarhide, senior art major Syble F. Elmore, industrial technology graduate student Caragh E. McLaughlin, senior art major Marcelle C. Okula, and junior bioengineering major Teresa M. Vaughn.
STATE LINE--Senior Cornelia H. Hayes, a mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering double major.
TAYLORSVILLE--Senior civil engineering major Robert R. Hunt.
TULLAHOMA, Tenn.--Senior biological engineering major Sarah Ann Milam.
TUSCALOOSA, ALA.--Senior mechanical engineering major Julian K. Powers.
TUSCUMBIA, Ala.--Junior animal science major Jennifer M. Mikul.
TUPELO--Biological engineering major Scot J. Duncan, art major Syble F. Elmore and biomedical engineering major Kimberly Jo Schipke. Elmore is a senior; the others, juniors.
UNION--Secondary education major Katherine N. Arthur and marketing major Emily C. Withers. Both are seniors.
VAIDEN--Jeannette A. Roberts, a 2004 doctoral graduate in technology education.
VICKSBURG--Marketing and foreign languages double major Candice L. McMinn and interdisciplinary studies major Therese E. Winschel. Both are seniors.
WAYNESBORO--Senior mechanical engineering major Kenneth J. Kirkwood.
WINCHESTER, Va.--Geosciences graduate student Daniel J. Salehi.