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TWU’s Phi Kappa Phi named Chapter of Merit
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recently recognized the
Texas Woman’s University chapter as a Chapter of Merit.
This award, which
is in its first year, is given to chapters that comply with
the society’s national standards and demonstrate an
active commitment to excellence. By receiving the Chapter
of Merit distinction, TWU’s Phi Kappa Phi 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.
as a Chapter of Merit speaks to the academic quality of our
faculty and students and their leadership in scholarly excellence
and service,” said Dr. Judith Bean, associate vice president
for undergraduate studies and the past president of the TWU
Phi Kappa Phi chapter. “This award also recognizes our
students who compete nationally to receive Phi Kappa Phi fellowships
In recent years,
TWU members have received the prestigious Phi Kappa Phi graduate
fellowship, including Rachel
Zimmerman in 2009 and Shaina
Porter in 2006. TWU students also have received the organization’s
Award of Excellence scholarship.
The TWU Phi Kappa
Phi Chapter increased its new initiates by 44 percent in 2009
compared to 2008.
The Phi Kappa Phi
Chapter of Merit Award includes:
• a citation from the Society president;
• a commendation letter sent to chapter officers and
• special recognition on Society Web site, publications
and at Phi Kappa Phi’s National Convention;
• a specially designed logo for use in chapter communications;
• a $100 award.
Phi Kappa Phi is
the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline
honor society. The Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Program is one
of its most visible and financially-supported endeavors, allocating
more than $800,000 annually to deserving students for first-year
graduate study. For more information, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.
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