Phi Kappa Phi Names Three Honors Students Emerging Scholars University News
For release: September 3, 2008

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Three University of Memphis Honors Program students were named 2008 Emerging Scholars by the Honors Society of Phi Kappa Phi.  They were recognized for their impressive academic accomplishments.  Only 60 students in the nation received this award.

Amanda Bishop
Amanda Bishop
Lea Hay
Lea Hay
Jennifer Vallor
Jennifer Vallor

Amanda Bishop of Bolivar, Tenn., is majoring in management information systems and finance. Her parents are Tim and Jennifer Bishop and Thomas and Cindy Greene. Lea Hay, an undeclared major from Jackson, Tenn., is the daughter of Tom and Lisa Hay. Jennifer Vallor of Collierville is an English and communication major. She is the daughter of Stacey and Jim Vallor.

The Emerging Scholar Award program recognizes outstanding rising sophomores in all fields of study at Phi Kappa Phi member institutions. Recipients must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale and have a minimum of 30 semester hours of academic credit.

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honors society, open only to the nation’s top juniors, seniors, and graduate students from more than 300 colleges.


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