UT Tyler Office of Marketing and Communications
HOMETOWN RELEASE: Richmond Residents Inducted into UT Tyler Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
December 2, 2010
Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
Fedricker Diane Barber and Joel Salas, Jr., both of Richmond, were two of 78 students at The University of Texas at Tyler who were inducted into its chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Dr. Brenda Gilliam, professor of special education and chapter president, announced.
Membership is by invitation to the top 7.5 percent of second-semester juniors and the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students.
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Each year approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni are initiated into the society. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.
One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,400 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.