Carl Nathe

UK Again Recognized as Phi Kappa Phi Chapter of Merit

Published: Nov 5, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 5, 2013) — The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines — recently recognized the University of Kentucky Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi as a Chapter of Merit. 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.

 

The Chapter of Merit distinction is a part of the Society’s Chapter Recognition Program. The UK chapter, established in April 2009, also earned a Chapter Recognition award from the society’s headquarters in 2011 and 2012.

 

“Phi Kappa Phi is proud of all its chapters, but we are pleased to offer special recognition to those who have achieved the status of Chapter of Merit," said society Executive Director Mary Todd. “The efforts of chapter officers to promote academic excellence on their campuses demonstrate their strong commitment to the mission of Phi Kappa Phi and to their students.”

 

By receiving the Chapter of Merit distinction, the UK chapter is recognized as a thriving organization that meets regularly, holds annual initiations and applies frequently for Phi Kappa Phi’s select awards, grants, and fellowships.

 

“We are truly delighted to receive this recognition of achievement,” said College of Pharmacy Dean Emeritus and Chapter President Kenneth Roberts. “This award demonstrates and celebrates our chapter’s dedication to scholarly achievement and service on the UK campus. We are honored that the efforts of our chapter’s executive committee and growing membership — both current and alumni — have met the expectations established by the national headquarters.”

 

Chapters achieving the Chapter of Merit distinction receive:

 

  • A commendation letter from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi sent to chapter officers and campus administration
  • Special recognition on the society’s website and publications
  • Specially designed logo for use in chapter communications
  • Recognition advertisements in local media and educational journals
  • $100 award

 

The UK chapter will host its annual fall initiation ceremony at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in the Small Ballroom of the Student Center.

 

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.

 

This year, there are five honorees in the faculty, staff and alumni category:

  • UK Provost Christine Riordan
  • College of Fine Arts Dean Michael S. Tick
  • Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce Senior Professor and former director John Stempel
  • Dean of Libraries and William T. Young Endowed Chair at the University of Kentucky Terry L. Birdwhistell
  • Senior Diversity Advisor to the Dean of the UK College of Medicine Chester Grundy

 

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi has chapters at more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines.

 

Phi Kappa Phi awards $1 million each biennium to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, member and chapter awards and grants for local and national literacy initiatives. The society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.”

 

For more information on Phi Kappa Phi, please call 800-804-9880 or visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org

 

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.

 

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