Photo: Local students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi
Posted: Friday, April 23, 2010 1:00 pm Gayle A. McFarland, Jennifer DeYeso, Matthew A. Thomas, Ronald Charles Peckham, Staci Hazelwood Fuqua, Suzanne Marie Peckham, Sylvester Boyd II and Tonia Lofton Cox, all of Weakley County, were recently inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Membership is based upon academic achievements and exemplary character. Those eligible include graduate students in the upper 10 percent of their class, seniors in the upper 10 percent, and juniors in the upper 7.5 percent. Also eligible are faculty members who possess outstanding academic, research, creative and service achievements. An internationally respected honor society, Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest and most selective organization that recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education. The society was founded at the University of Maine in 1897 and currently has chapters on the campuses of 282 colleges and universities in the United States, the Philippines and Puerto Rico. Not pictured are Hunter Thomas Vincent, Mary Katherine Unger, Michael Yandell, Punam Patel, Sarah Elizabeth Brunstad and Misty Dunlap, all of Weakley County.