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Former Microsoft employee, UT Martin graduate to speak at Phi Kappa Phi initiation April 7


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut

MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society will induct new members during a ceremony at 6 p.m., April 7, in the Watkins Auditorium of the Boling University Center. Both junior and senior students, as well as graduate students and faculty will be included.

The ceremony will be followed by a banquet at 6:30 p.m. in the Duncan Ballroom. Harold Duane Campbell, former Microsoft employee and UT Martin graduate, will speak on “My Life at UTM and Microsoft” during the banquet. He will also perform “Deuz Arabesques-I” by Claude Debussy.

Campbell is originally from Saulsbury, Tenn. He graduated from UT Martin with a Bachelor of Arts in music in 1981 and later received a Master of Arts in mathematics, with a concentration in computer science, from Memphis State University in 1983.

Campbell worked for Microsoft from 1985-2013, where he held a variety of positions and spent most of his time working with Microsoft Word and Excel programs. He and his wife currently live in the Seattle, Wash., area.

Both the induction ceremony and the banquet are open to the public. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the UT Martin information desk on the second floor of the Boling University Center through April 2.

The honor society of Phi Kappa Phi is American’s oldest all-discipline collegiate honor society and awards its members more than $700,000 annually to finance further academic study.

For more information, contact Dr. Becky Cox, associate professor of education, by email at



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