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Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at Island University Holds Fall 2015 Initiation Ceremony

December 02, 2015


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi held its second initiation ceremony on November 17 in the University Center, Legacy Ballroom. Twenty-seven students out of the nearly 800 students graduating in December 2015 met the criteria for eligibility into the Honor Society and were invited to join. Nine students accepted membership, including:

  • Hue Duong, College of Business
  • Serena Garcia, College of Liberal Arts
  • Ana Graves, College of Business
  • Emily Guzman, College of Science and Engineering
  • Sabrina Mora, College of Education (master’s student)
  • Trang Nguyen, College of Business
  • Zachary Pekar, College of Science and Engineering
  • Kimberly Speights, College of Business (master’s student)
  • Danielle Tefft, College of Liberal Arts

“The elite group of eligible inductees represents the top three percent of the fall 2015 graduating class,” said Dr.  JoAnn Canales, Dean of the College of Graduate Studies at A&M-Corpus Christi and Phi Kappa Phi Chapter President. “Induction into Phi Kappa Phi means that you are among the very best and brightest that your university has to offer, not just in your chosen field of study, but among all academic disciplines.”

The Honor Society, which began at the University of Maine in 1897, is the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society and the A&M-CC chapter was founded in August 2014.  Membership is open to university juniors and seniors, graduate students, and faculty, professional staff and alumni.

The A&M-CC chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will host its next initiation ceremony on April 3, 2016, as a launch event for Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week. To learn more about the Honor Society, including eligibility requirements, go to