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Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Inducts 73 New Members During Spring Initiation; Honors Select Outstanding Initiate

April 05, 2017


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – In recognition of their incredible academic achievements, the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi chapter of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) inducted 73 new members into its ranks during the Spring Initiation on April 2. Among these initiates was Dr. Whitney Kilgore, a Texas A&M-Corpus Christi alumna who was honored as a PKP Outstanding Initiate.

“Dr. Kilgore has had a long road from a single mom seeking her teaching certificate to a series of very interesting and engaging careers in online education to and finally earning her doctorate,” said Dr. JoAnn Canales, Dean of the College of Graduate Studies. “She is a role model for our students and very deserving of the invitation to join PKP.”

Kilgore received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2001 and her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction in 2005 from the Island University. She has a passion for learning that has carried her through her education.

“My passion for learning is one reason why I wanted to join Phi Kappa Phi as the organization is committed to lifelong learning across all disciplines,” said Kilgore. “I’m delighted to be a part of this prestigious organization and deeply honored to have been selected as the PKP Outstanding Initiate.”

PKP is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. The society’s mission is to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.

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