Southeastern Phi Kappa Phi Chapter honored for excellence
Thursday, October 29, 2015
by: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s honor society of Phi Kappa Phi was recently
recognized as a Chapter of Excellence, the highest commendation a chapter can receive
from the organization.
Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The award is given to chapters that excel in recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service to others.
Southeastern was one of only 29 chapters nationwide to be recognized as a Chapter of Excellence.
Southeastern Chapter President Cindy Elliott, a professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, said the honor, which includes a $500 award, recognizes the chapter’s recruitment efforts and programs designed to promote academic excellence. The chapter presents scholarships to students, obtains national grants from Phi Kappa Phi to support literacy efforts in area schools and libraries and holds its annual Student-Faculty Quiz Bowl during Homecoming Week.
She also recognized the efforts of last year’s president, Associate Professor of Mathematics Danny Acosta.
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America.