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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.

President's Message

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PresidentOn 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.


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