Southeastern students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society


Thursday, May 26, 2022 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 


     HAMMOND – Over 50 students at Southeastern Louisiana University were recently inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, the university’s chapter of the prestigious national honor society.
     Awards for outstanding underclass students from Southeastern’s five academic colleges were presented to: Aileigh Simmons, Hammond, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Grace Robertson, Slaughter, College of Business; Claire Bates, St. Amant, College of Education; Hannah Kelly, Prairieville, College of Nursing and Health Sciences; and Jake Vinet, Lafayette, College of Science and Technology.
     Recognized as outstanding upper-class students were Alexandria Funches, Folsom, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Gavin Labasse, Mandeville, College of Business; Cloie Whitney, Prairieville, College of Education; Joshua Vath, Mandeville, College of Nursing and Health Sciences; and William Yang, Hammond, College of Science and Technology.
     Kirstin Tassin of Luling received the Lou Ballard Endowed Scholarship, and Jourdan Olmstead of Ponchatoula received the Earl and Carole Corkern Endowed Scholarship.
     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.
     Inductees listed by parish and city include the following:
Prairieville: Caroline Gruber.
St. Amant: Joshua Lasseigne.

Greenwood: Kelli Hayes.

East Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge: Claire Alfonso, LaSadie Dixon, and Samantha Giamanco.

East Feliciana
Jackson: Haley Courtney.

Kenner: Carrie Mains.
Metairie: Stephen Benton and Heather Kahn.
Westwego: Aliya Rheams.

Albany: Chelsea Umbach.
Denham Springs: Clayton Hines, Matthew Kiger, Lindsey Kish, Collin Martin, and Sarah Shoun.
Holden: Kaitlyn Methvien.
Springfield: Preston Hendry.

Many: Chancee Cruz.

St. Charles
Destrehan: Kassidy Meredith.
Luling: Erin Hicks and Kirsten Tassin.
St. Rose: Kristen Burke.

St. John the Baptist
LaPlace: Chloe Faucheaux and Robert McDonald.

St. Landry
Krotz Springs: Dana Armond.

St. Tammany
Covington: Jolie Pugh.
Folsom: Micah Brown.
Mandeville: Kristina Curry, Fajr Fayed, Jean McLaren, Amanda Tatum, and James Wattler.
Pearl River: Courtney Tune.
Slidell: Christopher Arroyo, Bailey Kennedy, and Kaylor Yates.

Hammond: Jena Anderson, Simran Baruwal, Drew Barzenick, Marissa Canterbury, and Faith Leger.
Independence: Arnissa Burnett.
Ponchatoula: Taylor Bonds, Selle Easterling, Kim Gatlin, Julie Kupper and Jourdan Olmstead.

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