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NEWS RELEASE FEBRUARY 4, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Memphis Junior Moussa Inducted Into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi BATON ROUGE, La.— The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that Adam K. Moussa, of Knoxville, Tenn., was recently initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi Chapter at the University of Memphis, where he is studying in the nationally accredited sports management program. Moussa is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Moussa has been enrolled at the University of Memphis for five semesters and boasts five university Dean's List honors, majoring in the Tigers’ nationally accredited sports management program. Moussa, 21, plans to attend graduate school upon his Centennial senior class graduation of May 2012, and looks to pursue a career in sports information & media relations. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective alldiscipline honor society. The Society has chapters on nearly 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Membership in Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least seventy-two semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction. More About Phi Kappa Phi Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Phi Kappa Phi inducts annually approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in the United States and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. Since its founding, more than 1 million members have been initiated. Some of the organization’s more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, NASA Astronaut Wendy Lawrence, writer John Grisham, opera singer Renee Fleming, journalist and broadcaster Deborah Norville, Netscape founder James Barksdale, and The Ohio State University head football coach Jim Tressel. The Society has awarded approximately $14 million since the inception of its awards program in 1932. Today, more than $700,000 is awarded annually to qualifying members and non-members through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad scholarships, member and chapter awards and grants for local and national literacy initiatives. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” For more information on Phi Kappa Phi, please call 1-800-804-9880 or visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.