Carl Nathe

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Abshire Honored Nationally; UK's Phi Kappa Phi Grows

Published: Oct 21, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2013)University of Kentucky graduate student and part-time nursing instructor Demetrius Abshire recently was awarded a coveted Love of Learning scholarship award from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. This is the third consecutive year that at least one representative from the UK chapter of the national organization has earned a scholarship or fellowship award through a highly competitive application process.

 

Abshire, a Ph.D. candidate, is one of only 147 recipients of the Love of Learning award in 2013. He will use the scholarship to help cover tuition and travel expenses related to his dissertation residency.

 

Abshire also is a member of the College of Nursing’s Research and Interventions for Cardiovascular Health (RICH) program, which focuses on cardiovascular health. His future goals include doing post-doctoral training and working with a research team investigating heart disease and cardiovascular risk factors in younger adults. He attended the University of Alabama-Birmingham's (UAB) Post-Doc Prep event in May of this year to learn more about post-doctoral opportunities.

 

Joining Phi Kappa Phi was important to Abshire, particularly because of the organization’s highly selective admission process.

 

“I liked the idea of being in an organization with students of strong academic programs,” Abshire said. “I've learned a lot. It has really been an honor to have my service recognized.” 

 

Thursday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. in Room 205 of the Student Center, the UK Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is hosting a reception for students who want to learn more about the organization. The student vice presidents of the chapter, Josiah Hanna and Aileen Lee, together with several UK faculty and staff members who previously have been inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, will be there to meet interested students and answer questions.

 

The UK chapter recently emailed invitations based on academic excellence to prospective new student members. The deadline to accept membership in Phi Kappa Phi is Oct. 30.

 

Each fall, the university’s chapter inducts juniors, seniors, graduate students, professional students and faculty into the organization.  Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and the top 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also may qualify.

 

The chapter's annual induction ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in the Small Ballroom of the Student Center.

 

The UK Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, established in April 2009, already has earned recognition from the honor society's national headquarters on two occasions, first as a Chapter of Merit in 2011, then attaining Chapter of Excellence status in 2012.

 

Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all disciplines in the nation. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi has over 300 chapters at universities across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines.  Since its founding, the honor society has initiated more than 1.25 million members. Each year, around 30,000 new members are inducted into Phi Kappa Phi and the society annually distributes $500,000 for various scholarship, study abroad, literacy initiatives and other related endeavors.

 

The UK chapter is part of the Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence within the Academy of Undergraduate Excellence at UK.

 

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Carl Nathe, 859-257-3200/carl.nathe@uky.edu; Tiera Carlock, 859-257-1958.

 

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