Phi Kappa Phi Induction at UHV

Forty University of Houston-Victoria students and two faculty members were inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society on April 26. The induction ceremony was held at the UHV campus in the University Center Building at 5 p.m.


The Phi Kappa Phi inductees who were present at the ceremony are as follows: Lih-Jye Chen, Meliss R. Eckhardt, Amy A. Hatmaker, Kelli E. Gill, Heather M. Holsey, Janitha J. Jendrzey, Donald L. Jirkovosky, Nathan King, Cynthia Rincon, Teresa Tuch, Sequoya D. Tucker and Delores E. White.


According to the Phi Kappa Phi Web site, it is “the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society.” Membership is by invitation only. Invitations are only offered to the top 7.5 percent of second-semester juniors and the 10 percent of seniors and graduate students.


A number of the inductees expressed how this induction to this prestigious scholastic community made them feel.


Amy Hatmaker, a UHV senior and Phi Kappa Phi inductee, said “It was a very big honor for me to be asked to join Phi Kappa Phi. I knew that being a member of this honor society required a very high scholastic standing. I didn’t realize that I met the criteria for membership, so it’s a huge honor for me.”


“These students have a good reason to be proud of their accomplishments,” said UHV President Dr. Tim Hudson. “The inductees exhibited an extraordinary amount of hard work and perseverance in their coursework, and they undoubtedly serve as examples to emulate here at UHV.”


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Faculty and academic sponsors for the UHV Phi Kappa Phi chapter include the following: Dr. Xavier Garza-Gomez, Dr. Sandy Venneman, Dr. Ronald Salazar, Dr. Margaret Rice, and Mrs. Robin Cadle.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.