Local native named to prestigious honor society at Mississippi

Published 5:30 pm Tuesday, May 7, 2019


OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi junior Lillie Grace Veazey of Hoover was among more than 220 students inducted into the UM chapter of Phi Kappa Phi in an April 4 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.

Veazey is a psychology major who is on track to graduate in May 2020. After graduation, Veazey hopes to attend medical school.

Veazey is the daughter of Randall and Martha Veazey of Hoover.

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. The honor society was founded at the University of Maine in 1897.