University of Mississippi Graduate Student Annie Victoria Watts of Wiggins was among more than 344 students inducted into the UM chapter of Phi Kappa Phi in a Nov. 3 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.
Watts is a Higher Education: Student Personnel major, who is on track to graduate in May 2020. After graduation, Watts wishes to return to her hometown to pursue her career within the higher education and student personnel field. Watts graduated from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and the University of Mississippi for her undergraduate experience. Watts is a graduate assistant in the Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience at the University of Mississippi. Watts is also the current advisor of the Transfer Leadership Organization and 1+1 Transfer Mentor Program. She also serves as the secretary for the Student Personnel Association and is an instructor for the Transfer Leadership Experience course (EDHE 305). Watts is the daughter of Vic and Ann Watts of Stone 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.