Louisiana Tech’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honor society has chosen Brittany S. Hopkins and Richard R. Roe as the recipients of the organization’s 2008-2009 scholarship awards.

Hopkins, a biology major from Ponchatoula, has a 4.0 GPA and is also the recipient of Tech’s Outstanding Student Scholarship. She is a member of Gamma Beta Phi and Alpha Epsilon Delta.

She is also active in the Baptist Collegiate Ministry, where she serves as a member of the International Committee and helps organize events for International Day, the International Student Language Partners Program and the International Student Soccer Tournament. Hopkins served on two BCM-sponsored mission trips: in 2006, she went to Madison, Wis., and in 2007, she went to Mexico on a medical team mission trip.

Roe, a biology major from Lake Charles, also has a 4.0 GPA and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Gamma Beta Phi, Golden Key Society and Omicron Delta Kappa. He serves as scalpel reporter and treasurer for Alpha Epsilon Delta, vice president for Order of Omega and treasurer for Sigma Nu fraternity.

He also was awarded a Tech Outstanding Student Scholarship and has participated as a student recruiter in Time out for Tech and Legacy Day. He has worked for the Big Event, St. Jude/Sigma Nu Crawfish Boil, Salvation Army Adopt-A-Child for Christmas, the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Roe also helped with Ruston High School’s Special Olympics and with food drives for various shelters in north Louisiana and has served on mission trips to New York and Kenya.

Phi Kappa Phi is the largest national honor society and the highest academic honor at Tech. Only the top 7.5 percent of the junior class and the top 10 percent of the senior class are eligible for membership in Phi Kappa Phi.

Written by Judith Roberts