ASU's Phi Kappa Phi Inducts 2022 Spring Class


SAN ANGLEO, TX- Angelo State University's chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) national honor society recently inducted its spring 2022 class of 57 new student members during a special virtual initiation ceremony on Facebook.

PKP is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for students in all academic disciplines. Invitations to join PKP are extended to juniors in the top 7.5% of their class, and to seniors and graduate students in the top 10% of their class.

ASU's chapter has also awarded 29 pre-membership Certificates of Merit to freshmen in the top 2.5% of their class and sophomores in the top 5% of their class in recognition of their academic success and as encouragement to join PKP when they are eligible as juniors.

ASU's spring 2022 PKP inductees by hometown and major are:

  • San Angelo: Kathleen Apperson, interdisciplinary studies; Candra Barnett, exercise science; Johnathan "Broc" Blasingame, intelligence and analysis; Dylan Bringham, management; Calista Gibson, international business; Kendra Hoover, management; Bailey King, political science; Mariah Martinez, biology/chemistry; Alexia Perez, psychology; Melissa Perez, accounting; William Pippin, I/O psychology; Gracie Strange, psychology; and Michaela Zimmerman, music/mathematics
  • Alpine: Kassandra Acosta, homeland security
  • Anderson: Kimberly Ross, professional school counseling
  • Azle: Carrie Alano, professional school counseling
  • Bastrop: Kendall Smith, professional school counseling
  • Big Spring: Christian Lugo, MBA healthcare administration
  • Blackwell: Madison Solis, health science professions
  • Brady: Teri Trull, criminal justice
  • Cedar Park: Jennifer Evans, professional school counseling
  • Comanche: Lindsay Furlong, professional school counseling
  • Corpus Christi: Breanna Trevino, athletic training
  • Dallas: Julia Seago, physical therapy
  • Derwood, Md.: Guy Taylor, global security studies
  • Donna: Julie-Ann Segura, student development and leadership in higher education
  • Dripping Springs: Christina Neffendorf, professional school counseling
  • El Paso: Cesar Marquez, professional school counseling
  • Farmers Branch: Marisol Nichols, professional school counseling
  • Farmersville: Sandra Simons, professional school counseling
  • Fort Worth: Heather Brown, professional school counseling
  • Friona: Lizbeth Rojas, nursing
  • Frisco: Kimberley McFarland, professional school counseling
  • Haskell: Katelyn Hudson, studio art; and Areli Torres, kinesiology
  • Houston: Michelle Gershenson, psychology
  • Kerrville: Allison Carroll, educational leadership; and Nicole Smith, nursing
  • Laredo: Alyssa Nunez, educational leadership
  • League City: Vanesa Ng, professional school counseling
  • Lubbock: James Tipton Barnes, MBA healthcare administration
  • Manvel: Ashley Corbett, professional school counseling
  • May: Shannon Dennis, economics/marketing
  • Miles: Ana Hernandez Sanchez, international business
  • Paint Rock: William Hennig, physics/mathematics
  • Roanoke: Tara Furr, professional school counseling
  • Roaring Springs: Autumn Perryman, animal science
  • Robert Lee: Kelby Clawson, nursing; and Garrett Knight, animal science
  • Spearman: Peyton Black, accounting/economics
  • Temple: Emily Freemyer, health science professions
  • The Woodlands: Colton Rowe, exercise science
  • Traverse City, Mich.: Katherine Homminga, student development and leadership in higher education
  • Vicksburg, Mich.: Morgan Preston, English/philosophy
  • Wichita Falls: Philip Collier, criminal justice

ASU freshmen and sophomores receiving spring 2022 PKP Certificates of Merit are:

San Angelo: Gavin Cardwell, border and homeland security; Jeorge Concepcion, nursing; Daisy Herr, history; Janelle Hudson, accounting; Ava James, management information systems; Siwoo Park, computer science; Hannah Robinson, nursing; Kassadee Rodriguez, nursing; and Garrett Underwood, border and homeland security

  • Amarillo: Jaedyn Woolley, management
  • Canyon: Carlee Henderson, health science professions
  • Carlsbad: Katie Cooper, studio art
  • Cimarron, Kan.: Kirstyn Nestor, border and homeland security
  • Clyde: Kadyn Kevil, psychology
  • Corpus Christi: Jaina McKenzie, accounting
  • Eunice, N.M.: Faith Hobbs, teacher education
  • Fredericksburg: Julissa Sanchez, criminal justice
  • Gorman: Agustin Ramos VI, accounting
  • Katy: Abijah Tongson, nursing
  • Kingwood: Reagan DeSpain, animal science
  • Mountain View, Hawaii: Miriam Guevara, English
  • San Antonio: Daijah Anguiano, social work
  • Seguin: Brooke Wieland, health science professions
  • Sweetwater: Jonathan Gallegos, criminal justice
  • Twin Falls, S.D.: Deztiny Montero, physics
  • Von Ormy: Leigh Aldridge, animal science
  • Seoul, South Korea: John Lee, mathematics
  • Suncheon, Jeollanamdo, South Korea: Seungmi Kim, management
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Trung Nguyen, physics

The ASU chapter also won a 2022 Phi Kappa Phi Week Award. During the first week of February, chapters were encouraged to celebrate member achievements and host activities that increased chapter awareness on their campus. ASU's chapter was one of only four chapters to win an award for its activities, which included a marketing campaign on Facebook and the campus monitors in the Houston Harte University Center.

PKP is considered one of the nation's most prestigious academic honorary societies along with Phi Beta Kappa, which recognizes majors in the arts and sciences, and Sigma Xi, which honors majors in the sciences.

Dr. Tia Agan, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, is ASU's PKP chapter president. The student vice presidents are Cassidy Martin of Fort Worth and Ricardo Benitez of Palestine.

For more information, contact Agan at 325-486-6791 or [email protected].

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