Nineteen Cameron University students have met the rigorous requirements to join Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and largest all-discipline honor society. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and the top 7.5 percent of juniors.
Students were inducted during an initiation ceremony held near the conclusion of the spring semester. In addition to the students honorees, Cameron University associate professor Kyle Moore was inducted as a faculty member.
Two special honors were presented during the initiation ceremony. Stacia Naquin, a 2001 Cameron graduate, was recognized as the chapter’s Distinguished Alumna for 2022. Naquin is an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow Award-winning journalist who is currently anchor for WSYX and WTTE television stations in Columbus, Ohio. Clinton Bryan, a professor in the Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering and a CU faculty member since 1988, was named the chapter’s Distinguished Faculty Member for 2022.
Students who were initiated are listed by hometown:
Altus: Paul Long
Apache: Sarah Lindsey
Brisbane, Australia: Julianne Garcia
Cache: Caley Filipek
Davidson: Garrett Haight
Duncan: Ryan Kerr, Annabelle Wharton. Merribelle Wharton
Elgin: Michael Christensen, Mikalyn Moreland
Lawton/Fort Sill: Dezmond Caldwell, Alexis Chao, Kourtney Colley, Maci McMurtrey, Severin Simonsen
Montevideo, Uruguay: Pilar Jaurena
Mountain Park: Paula Hickerson
Ryan: Laken DeBoard
Tulsa: Kaitlyn Herbert
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi has more than 280 chapters worldwide. The Cameron University chapter was established in 1975 and is one of only five in Oklahoma. CU is the only regional university in the state with a Phi Kappa Phi chapter.