Lamar student named to Phi Kappa Phi at UM


University of Mississippi junior Lauren E. Pitts of Hattiesburg was among more than 220 students inducted into the UM chapter of Phi Kappa Phi in an ceremony at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. 

Pitts is a pharmacy major who is on track to graduate in May 2020. After graduation, Pitts plans to earn her doctorate of pharmacy at UM. Pitts is an active member on campus and in the Oxford community. She serves as a pharmacy ambassador and mentor for the Early Entry pharmacy program and currently serves as the Panhellenic Delegate for her sorority. Pitts has coached a Little League girl's soccer team for two semesters and has helped to fundraiser for St. Jude by working local events such as the Taste of Oxford and the Sincerely Yours letter-writing campaign. Pitts is the daughter of Lane and Kathleen Pitts of Lamar County.

Membership in Phi Kappa Phi is based on a student’s sound character and academic standing. Juniors must have completed 72 credit hours and rank in the top 7.5 percent of their class, while seniors and graduate students must rank in the top 10 percent of their class.

Phi Kappa Phi celebrated 50 years on the UM campus in 2009.