Southeastern Phi Kappa Phi Chapter named Chapter of Merit
Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – The National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recently recognized the campus chapter at Southeastern Louisiana University as a Chapter of Merit.
Presented at the organization’s national biennial convention in Kansas City, Mo., the award is given to chapters that excel in recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service to others.
“I was very honored to be able receive the award on behalf of Southeastern’s chapter at the convention in Kansas City,” said Chapter President Stuart Stewart. “We have an outstanding executive committee comprised of faculty and staff who are dedicated to the promotion of the love of learning by all. They are to be commended for their hard work in ensuring that our chapter recognizes academic excellence in a way that meets the eligibility requirements for this prestigious award.”
By receiving the Chapter of Merit distinction, Southeastern’s chapter is being recognized as a thriving organization that meets frequently, holds annual initiations and applies regularly for Phi Kappa Phi’s select scholarships, grants and fellowships.
“Those chapters that have earned Chapter of Merit status are led by committed officers who give generously of their time and talent to honor outstanding students,” said Perry A. Snyder, the society’s executive dirctor. “Officers of award-winning chapters live out their personal commitment to honor and excellence through Phi Kappa Phi.”
The Chapter of Merit honor includes a citation from the society president; a commendation letter sent to chapter officers and campus administration; special recognition on the society Web site, publications and at Phi Kappa Phi’s national convention; a specially designed logo for use in chapter communications; and a $100 award.
Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Baton Rouge, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. It annually inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. The society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and university in North America and the Philippines.
Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.