Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society Inducts Largest Class of FAMU Students

February 08, 2022
Alpha Kappa Mu Spring Induction
Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society Inducts Largest Class of FAMU Students

The Florida A&M University chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society welcomed 74 honor students into membership at its January 26 induction ceremony. The spring 2022 class of The Kappa Iota (FAMU) Chapter consists of 29 graduate students, 32 seniors, and 13 juniors.

“This is the largest class of inductees at FAMU, and definitely the largest group of graduate members,” said Veronica Yon, Ph.D., chapter adviser and national president.

Alpha Kappa Mu was initially established to recognize junior and senior scholars in all academic disciplines; however, as more advanced degree programs increased over the years, it extended its membership opportunities to graduate students as well.  

For Master of Public Health Student Chrishonna Bledsoe, Alpha Kappa Mu “is a great opportunity to join like-minded students and network with people from various backgrounds and degrees.”

Lynde Bowe, a graduate environmental science major, was drawn to “the organization’s focus on equity and inclusion.”

“As an international student, and being a female of color in a STEM field, inclusion and representation are important to me,” Bowe said.

 MBA student Shaundala Bryant welcomes the chance “to mentor underclassmen and other Honor Society members as they matriculate through the University and into the proverbial ‘real world.’”

In addition to meeting GPA requirements and writing a mini-essay, each inductee secured a letter of recommendation from at least one professor in their respective disciplines. While community service requirements were waived due to COVID restrictions, several inductees still provided evidence of their volunteerism.

“We applaud this diverse group of scholars and thank their professors, families, and friends for supporting them,” said Yon. 

Officers, President Timia Williams, senior, biology pre-medicine student; Vice President Loietta Holmes, a graduate education leadership student; Public Relations Liaison Delia Washington, a senior, business administration student; and Secretary-Treasurer Tamia Isaacs, a senior, biology pre-medicine student, assisted with the ceremony.

Spring 2022 Inductees of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society:

Amber Akins                          Graduate, Mental Health Counseling, Orlando, Fla.

Rineisha Anderson                 Senior, Social Work, Vero Beach, Fla.

Breasia Arnold                        Senior, Nursing, Madison, Fla.

Anaje Austin                           Senior, Political Science

Christina Beavers                   Senior, Biology Pre-Medicine, Coconut Creek, Fla.

Dessirae Bennett                     Graduate, Nursing, Staten Island, N.Y.

Courtney Black                       Junior, Social Work, Tallahassee

Jamela Black                           Graduate, Business Administration, Tallahassee

Chrishonna Bledsoe                Graduate, Public Health, East Saint Louis, Ill.

Ezekiel Blount                        Junior, Architecture, Marianna, Fla.

Lynde Bowe                           Graduate, Environmental Science, Nassau, The Bahamas

Antiyahn Bradley                   Senior, Criminal Justice, Belle Glade, Fla.

Shaundala Bryant                   Graduate, Business Administration, Wacissa, Fla.

Savannah Cumbaa                  Graduate, Occupational Therapy, Blountstown, Fla.

Ash Michael Davidson           Graduate, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, New Orleans

Marilyn Diggs                         Graduate, Business Administration, Stone Mountain, Ga.

Janae Duclos                           Graduate, Education Leadership, Miami

Victoria Durant                       Senior, Political Science, Lynn Haven, Fla.

Ma’Kiyah Edwards                 Senior, Social Work, Orlando

Amyah Estrill                         Senior, Biology, St. Croix, Virgin Islands

Pranavkumar Gajjar                Graduate, Environmental Science, Gujarat, India

Darrian Gardner                      Junior, Biomedical Engineering, Georgetown, S.C.

Lauren Hawkins                     Senior, Biological and Agricultural System Engineering, Cheltenham, Md.

Deja Hemingway-McKoy      Senior, Business Administration, Tallahassee

Sapphire Holston                    Senior, Biology Pre-Medicine, Toledo, Ohio

Ericka Horne                           Graduate, Public Health, Tallahassee

Andriana Inkoom                    Graduate, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tallahassee

Deloria Jackson                      Graduate, Public Health, Jacksonville

Feglynn Jean-Baptiste            Senior, Pharmacy, Miami

Amaya Johnson                      Junior, Social Work, Chicago

Amethyst Johnson                  Graduate, Public Health, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Jacoshiya Johnson                  Senior, Biology Pre-Medicine, Winter Haven, Fla.

Rayana Johnson                      Senior, Chemistry, Pre-Med Dentistry, Warner Robins, Ga.

Kerra Kelly                             Senior, Biology Pre-Dentistry, McDonough, Ga.

Catherine Knowles                 Senior, Interdisciplinary Studies, Tallahassee

Cindy Le                                 Senior, Criminal Justice, Monticello, Fla.

Erica Lear                               Junior, Elementary Education, Tallahassee

Kyla Lewis                             Senior, Business Administration, Belle Glade, Fla.

Summia Little                         Junior, Criminal Justice, Miami

Natasha Lunan                        Graduate, Education Leadership, Tallahassee

Nora March                             Senior, Biology Pre-Medicine, Tallahassee

Millicent McFarland               Graduate, Physical Therapy, Monroe, La.

Alea Mexile                            Senior, Broadcast Journalism, Atlanta

Dynasty Moore                       Senior, Political Science, Rock Hill, S.C.

Cierra Nelson                          Senior, Environmental Studies, Gainesville, Fla.

Altamese Osborne                  Graduate, Education Curriculum and Instruction, Houston

James Peterson                       Senior, Computer Information Systems, Quincy, Fla.

Karl Pinnock                           Graduate, Business Administration, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Alexsis Pittman                       Senior, Psychology, Augusta, Ga.

Sharif Robbins-Brinson          Junior, Political Science, Macon, Ga.

Christen Robinson                  Graduate, Public Health, Tifton, Ga.

Crystal Robinson                    Graduate, Business Administration, Claymont, Del.

Jordan-Marie Robinson          Senior, Music Education, Raleigh, N.C.

Shamia Robinson                    Junior, Biology Pre-Medicine, Cleveland     

Ty’Daja Rodriguez                  Senior, Social Work, Clarksdale, Miss.

Whitney Scott                         Senior, Social Work, Tallahassee

Johande Serrano                     Graduate, Education Curriculum and Instruction, Hollywood, Fla

Louis Shackelford                   Graduate, Public Health, Harlem, N.Y.

Yusuf Shakir                           Graduate, Sport Management, Ellenwood, Ga.

Kiawonish Slaton                   Junior, Biology, Locust Grove, Ga.

Andrea Smith                          Junior, Health Science–Pre Physical Therapy

Stormy Smith                          Junior, Nursing, Miami

Bomani Spell                          Graduate, Education Leadership, Chicago

Keyawna Stroud                     Graduate, Business Administration, Tampa, Fla.

Ridlica Tataille                       Senior, Social Work, Orlando

Daharri Thompkins                 Graduate, Counselor Education, Lakeland, Fla.

DeMarcus Turner                   Graduate, Environmental Science, Tallahassee

Deborah Ulysse                      Senior, Health Science, Jacksonville, Fla.

Phyllis Watson                        Graduate, Education Leadership, Quincy, Fla.

Kenee Williams                      Senior, Criminal Justice, Cocoa, Fla.

Reanna Wilson                       Junior, Architecture, San Antonio

Alexis N. Wright                    Senior, Political Science, Jacksonville, Fla.

Briana Yewell                         Senior, Graphic Communications, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Ashanti Zow                           Junior, Nursing, Jacksonville, Fla.