Parker inducted as member of Auburn PKP Chapter

Published 10:43 pm Wednesday, December 31, 2008

By Staff
Officials at Auburn University have recognized a Brewton student for academic excellence.
Jordan Clay Parker, a graduate of T.R. Miller High School, became a member of the Auburn University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi during its fall initiation ceremony held recently on campus.
Parker, a junior majoring in biomedical sciences, is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Terry Parker of Brewton.
Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, larges and most selective all-discipline honor society.
Phi Kappa Phi inducts more than 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapter in 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines.
Membership in the Auburn University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation only to the top five percent of graduating seniors and graduate students and to certain highly qualified juniors.
Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.
Since PKP's founding, more than 1 million members have been initiated. Some of the organization's more notable members include former president Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, writer John Grisham and Netscape founder James Barksdale.