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Phi Kappa Phi honorary society adds 23 CASNR standouts in campus ceremony

Phi Kappa Phi honorary society adds 23 CASNR standouts in campus ceremony

Almost two dozen of Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources best and brightest were inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor societies, today (Apr. 9) at the Allen Theater on the university campus.

“This group really showcases the exemplary student body we have,” said Cindy Akers, CASNR’s Associate Dean of Academic and Student Programs. “We’re proud of their hard work and the recognition they bring to the college.”

To be eligible, the undergraduate students must have completed at least 72 credit hours and rank scholastically in the top 7.5 percent of their class. The Tech chapter is one of about 300 in the nation. Since its establishment in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi has received more than 1 million members into its ranks.

CASNR’s 2013 inductees are:

  • Brandon Bradley, a senior animal science major from Amarillo
  • Carter Bruening, a senior natural resources management major from Lubbock
  • Cassie Cochran, a senior interdisciplinary agriculture major from Snyder
  • Dallas Drazan, a Junior natural resources management major from Mason
  • Ashley Eckhardt, a senior natural resources management major from Seguin
  • Theresa Graf, a senior agricultural communications major from Momence, IL
  • Emily Green, a junior pre-veterinarian major from Kilgore
  • Emily Henry, a senior agricultural and applied economics major from Crowell
  • Zachariah Hurley, a senior agricultural and applied economics major from Lubbock
  • Emily Jackson, a senior animal science major from Waco
  • Kelsey Jones, a senior agricultural communications major from Garden City
  • Angela Knicker, a senior agricultural communications major from Aubrey
  • Bryson Matthews, a senior agricultural and applied economics major from Anton
  • M’Kenzie Patton, a senior animal science major from Stamford
  • Samantha Piercy, a senior animal science major from Lubbock
  • Brandon Reeves, a senior animal science major from Mount Solon, VA
  • Joshua Richards, a junior natural resources management major from Sugar Land
  • Nicholas Richburg, a senior agricultural and applied economics major from Roscoe
  • MarLee Sargent, a senior agricultural communications major from McLean
  • Carlee Smith, a senior agricultural communications major from Sweetwater
  • Shea Smith, a junior natural resources management major from Willis
  • Stephan Sottilare, a senior animal science major from Plano
  • Mary Katelyn Welch, a senior animal science major from Lubbock

Written by Elizabeth Bertrand

CONTACT: Cindy Akers, Associate Dean of Academic and Student Programs, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or cindy.akers@ttu.edu.

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