Welcome to Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society
Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society is a general scholarship honor society open to junior, senior, and graduate students in all academic areas who meet the requirements of the society.
Our purpose is to promote high scholarship; to encourage sincere and zealous endeavor in all fields of knowledge and service; to cultivate a high order of personal living; and to develop an appreciation for scholarship and scholarly endeavor in others.
On Wednesday, April 22, the Kappa Iota (FAMU) Chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu (AKM) Honor Society held a virtual induction ceremony to welcome its spring initiates. While this was the society's first online ceremony, they were not alone. In the week prior to the program, the chapter's advisor, Dr. Veronica Yon, extended an invitation to the Tennessee State University (Phi Beta Tau) Chapter, whose induction had been canceled due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.
Via Zoom conference call, eighteen (18) FAMU and seven (7) TSU junior, senior, and graduate scholars accepted the charge to uphold AKM's five principles: character, scholarship, citizenship, service, and leadership. "The collaboration between the two chapters holds even greater significance in light of our history," states Yon.
Alpha Kappa Mu was founded in 1937 at Tennessee State University (Tennessee A&I College, at the time) by Dr. George W. Gore, who later became the fifth president of Florida A&M University in 1950. "It is ironic that it took a pandemic to bring about such a symbolic partnership. I look forward to our chapters working together again."
The event featured heart-felt renditions of the AKM Hymn by flutist Timia Williams and vocalist Darien Bolden, Jr. Both students were inducted into the FAMU Chapter. FAMU officers, Dejenabra Meeks (president, graduate), Jorge Del'Angel (vice president, junior), and Kamaria Jacobs (secretary, graduate) assisted Yon in facilitating the program.
Included in the list of attendees were Dr. Coreen Jackson, Advisor and Interim Director of the Tennessee State University Honors Program; Ms. Trudie Thomas, TSU Co-Advisor; and Dr. Mollie Brown, AKM National Executive Secretary-Treasurer, along with family and friends.
In closing, Dr. Jackson offered words of encouragement to the inductees: "Continue to represent Alpha Kappa Mu as well as your honors colleges, your university, and your family. Represent them with distinction and with honor…. Remember that God has all power and all knowledge, and as you put your trust in Him, He will continue to lead and direct your life."
Congratulations to the Spring 2020 Inductees of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society!
|Florida A&M University, Kappa Iota Chapter:|
|Sheila L. Barnes-Williams||Graduate, Curriculum and Instruction|
|Darien Bolden, Jr.||Junior, Music Education|
|Kevin Channey||Senior, African American Studies|
|Chelsee Crawford||Graduate, Counselor Education|
|Ashley Hicks||Senior, Pharmacy|
|Jada Hoyle-Gardner||Graduate, Environmental Science|
|Maya Hughes||Junior, English|
|Hashanna Jallow||Junior, Biology/Pre-Medicine|
|Cierra McKenzie||Senior, Social Work|
|Keiara Payne-Nevels||Senior, African American Studies|
|Chante Powell||Graduate, Business Administration (Online)|
|Aaliya Rashad||Junior, Public Relations|
|Destyny Sparks||Junior, Psychology|
|Laniya White||Junior, Business Administration|
|Maya Williams||Junior, Psychology|
|Justin B. Williams||Graduate, Public Health|
|Timia Williams||Junior, Biology/Pre-Medicine|
|Mercedez Wood||Junior, Health Science|
|Tennessee State University, Phi Beta Tau Chapter:|
|Daniel Luis Campos||Junior, Aeronautical-Industrial Technology|
|Kalon Fields||Senior, Human Performance Sports Science|
|Tyronesia Johnson||Senior, Criminal Justice|
|Reginald Perry||Senior, Business Administration|
|Delandris Moore||Senior, Urban Studies|
|Tiana Smith||Senior, Communication|
|Durice Wallace||Senior, Urban Studies|
|Torrance Buntyn||Junior, Music|
Veronica Adams Yon, Ph.D.
Alpha Kappa Mu is a Member of the
Association of College Honor Societies