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 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