Contact: Rene Abadie
Date: May 8, 2013
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University inducted 109 undergraduate and graduate students
and members of the faculty into its chapter of the prestigious national honor society,
Phi Kappa Phi.
At the annual induction banquet May 2, three students received the chapter's Lou Ballard Endowed Scholarship: history major Bradley Davis of New Orleans, nursing major Josephine Kpebah Gyinia of Hammond, and computer science and mathematics major Sunil Shahi of Nepal.
At the induction ceremony, Chapter Secretary Joan Faust was recognized as a Distinguished Member of the organization, making her only the third individual from the Southeastern chapter to receive the honor. Faust, a professor of English and resident of Mandeville, was honored last year by Phi Kappa Phi with its Love of Learning Award.
Recognized as Outstanding Juniors from the university's academic colleges were: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Jordan E. Hotard of Denham Springs; Business, Samantha Chavers of Denham Springs; Education, Rebecca L. Schafer of Baton Rouge; Nursing and Health Sciences, Erin St. Pierre of Larose; and Science and Technology, Anthony D. Haase of Loranger. Danielle M. Hebert of Livingston received the Outstanding Freshman Award, and Rajendra Shrestha of Nepal was named Outstanding Honor Student.
The honors organization also recognized several members of the Southeastern faculty and staff. Inducted were Angela Dunnington of Sims Memorial Library, Edgar N. Reyes of the Department of Mathematics, Penny Shockett, Biological Sciences; and Kimberly Caruso and Erin Wheeler of Classic Upward Bound.
To be considered for membership in the organization, a student must be in the top 10 percent of their senior or graduate class or a second semester junior in the top 7.5 percent of his or her class.
This year's initiates into Phi Kappa Phi are listed by parish and city.
Gonzales: Tessia McCauley and Cedric J. Smith.
Prairieville: Alyssa B. Davis and Brad W. McDaniel.
EAST BATON ROUGE
Baker: Brynn L. Ballard.
Baton Rouge: Maria C. Booker, Carolyn East, Ian P. Doran, Jessica R. Johnson, David L. Laxton, Marjorie Moore, Tori Naquin, Joseph Otunda, Shunda Perry, Amanda Quinn, Kathryn Segalla, Maisie Smith, Shelly Spann, Stephanie St. Cyr, Haleigh West, and Erin R. Wheeler.
Zachary: Jessica Reid and Brandon Guidry.
Clinton: Jamie A. McNabb.
Winnsboro: John. T. Ulmer.
Harvey: Gerard K. Macon.
Marrero: Danielle A. Boudreaux.
Terrytown: Brianna K. Gibson.
Kenner: Jared M. Dahmer.
St. Gabriel: Anna C. Brost.
Larose: Erin St. Pierre.
Albany: Brandy M. Brecheen and Nicholas Williams.
Denham Springs: Susan F. Bailey, Kammy A. Gerkin, Linden E. Landreneau, Sarah Mestepey, and Amber S. Rhodes.
Walker: Harmony E. Tadlock and Gabriella Riley.
New Orleans: Bradley A. Davis.
West Monroe: Whitney Moore.
Belle Chasse: Katie R. Becnel.
Luling: Ariel C. Becnel and Jessica M. Hartman.
Greensburg: Lindsay D. Clark.
Covington: Sarah E. Bankston, Elizabeth Calvin, Jennifer L. FitzSimons, Charles C. Long, Shawn C. Potter, and Amy Redd.
Mandeville: Mariah A. Dolese, Timothy P. Dunn, Gina Fazzio, Abigail Hooper, Kevin Mumphrey, Lane R. Newman, and Alyssa R. Ranzino.
Madisonville: Jennifer D. Guillory.
Slidell: Patrick W. Breaux, LaSheena N. Cooley, Amy M. DiGangi, Thomas R. Fleig, Meghean M. Mayeur, Emily K. McDonald, Branden Summers, and Roxanne M. Warrelmann.
Amite: Victoria K. Hammer-Crowe, Victoria Davidson, Myia Knighten, Heather C. Koepp, and Aaron R. Seal.
Hammond: Victoria Bruno, Rose DePaula, Dipanjali Budhathoki, Joesph Cannatella, Kimberly P. Caruso, Arthur R. Downing, Angela A. Dunnington, Shalon L. dePriest, Josephine Kpebah Gyinia, Bimal Kunwor, Sonam Lama, Trent J. Lott, Blake J. Matherne, Courtney L. Mitchell, Sweta Patel, Rabin Pun, Edgar N. Reyes, Rebecca L. Schnadelbach, Kelly Shakya, Sunil Shahi, Penny E. Shockett, Janesh Shrestha, Ramesh Shrestha, Ramish Timilsina, and Lacie L. Tramonte
Kentwood: Nicole M. Navarre and Ashley K. Rohner.
Loranger: Cheryl B. Burkett, Anthony D. Haase, and Travis M. Overmier.
Ponchatoula: Brittany Bordelon, Trion Horgan, and Brandon J. LeBlanc.
OUT OF STATE
Katy: Kristyn M. Layne.
Spotsylvania: Patrick W. Breaux.
Brookhaven: Amanda N. Blair.
Madison:Kristen R. Graben.
1) SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATE (Ascension) –Southeastern Louisiana University Phi Kappa Phi inductees from Ascension Parish included Alyssa Davis of Prairieville.
2) SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATES (East Baton Rouge) –Southeastern Louisiana University Phi Kappa Phi inductees from East Baton Rouge Parish included, front row, from left: Maisie R. Smith, Shelly Spann, Jessica M. Reid, Amanda C. Quinn, Stephanie H. St. Cyr, and Shunda Perry; back row, from left: Carolyn East, Jessica R. Johnson, Joseph O. Otundo, and Kathryn Segalla.
3) SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATE (Jefferson) –Southeastern Louisiana University Phi Kappa Phi inductees from Jefferson Parish included Jared Dahmer of Kenner.
4) SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATE (Lafourche) –Southeastern Louisiana University Phi Kappa Phi's inductee from Lafourche Parish was Erin St. Pierre of Larose.
5) SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATES (Livingston) – Southeastern Louisiana University Phi Kappa Phi inductees from Livingston Parish included, from left, Kammy A. Gerkin, Gabriella Riley, Susan F. Bailey, and Amber S. Rhodes.
6) SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATE (Plaquemines) –Southeastern Louisiana University Phi Kappa Phi's inductee from Plaquemines Parish's was Katie Becnel of Belle Chasse.
7) SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATE (St. Charles) –Southeastern Louisiana University Phi Kappa Phi's inductee from St. Charles Parish was Jessica M. Hartman of Luling.
8) SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATES (St. Tammany) –Southeastern Louisiana University Phi Kappa Phi inductees from St. Tammany Parish included, front row, Jennifer L. FitzSimons, LaSheena N. Cooley, Mariah A. Dolese, Roxanne M. Warrelmann, and Meghean M. Mayeur; back row, Kevin Mumphrey, Branden Summers, Thomas R. Fleig, Alyssa R. Ranzino, and Patrick W. Breaux.
9) SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATES (Tangipahoa) –Southeastern Louisiana University Phi Kappa Phi inductees from Tangipahoa Parish included, front row, from left: Anthony Haase, Cheryl Burkett, Ashley Rohner, Josephine Kpebah Gyinia, Trent Lott, Myia Knighten, Sonam Lama, and Ramesh Tamilsina; back row, from left: Sweta Patel, Brittany Bordelon, Courtney Mitchell, Travis M. Overmier, Rebecca Schnadelbach, Joseph Cannatella, Bimal Kunwor, Angela Dunnington, and Edgar N. Reyes.
10) SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATE (Katy, Tex.) –Southeastern Louisiana University Phi Kappa Phi's inductee from Katy, Tex., was Kristen Layne.
11) SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATE (Madison, Miss.) –Southeastern Louisiana University Phi Kappa Phi's inductee from Madison, Miss., was Kristen R. Graben.