Sept. 16, 2010
Contact: Tom Tozer, 615-898-2919
Middle Tennessee State University Recognized as Phi Kappa Phi Chapter of Excellence
MURFREESBORO—The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recently recognized the campus chapter at Middle Tennessee State University as a Chapter of Excellence.
MTSU received the award at the organization’s national biennial convention last month in Kansas City, Mo., for its efforts in recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service to others.
“Those chapters that have earned Chapter of Excellence 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 director. He added, “Officers of award-winning chapters live out their personal commitment to honor and excellence through Phi Kappa Phi.”
By receiving the Chapter of Excellence distinction, Middle Tennessee State University’s chapter is being recognized as a thriving organization that meets frequently, holds annual initiations and applies frequently for Phi Kappa Phi’s select scholarships, grants, and fellowships. The Chapter of Excellence Award includes:
• a citation from the Society president
• a commendation letter sent to chapter officers and campus administration
• special recognition on Society Web site, publications and at Phi Kappa Phi’s National Convention
• specially designed logo for use in chapter communications
• $500 award
“This is really a prestigious honor for MTSU and for its Phi Kappa Phi chapter,” said MTSU Honors Dean Dr. John Vile, PKP board member and past president. “This is just one of a number of awards that MTSU organizations, students and faculty have earned over the past year. MTSU has consistently nominated students who have won scholarships from Phi Kappa Phi, and this recognition signifies that accomplishment.”
More about Phi Kappa Phi
Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Phi Kappa Phi inducts annually approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities 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.