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TWU’s Phi Kappa Phi named Chapter of Merit

DENTON – The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recently recognized the Texas Woman’s University chapter as a Chapter of Merit.

This is the second consecutive year that TWU has received this award, which 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.

“Being named 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. Patricia Edwards associate vice president for TWU instructional support services and president of the TWU Phi Kappa Phi chapter. “This award also recognizes our students who compete nationally to receive Phi Kappa Phi fellowships and scholarships.”

In the past few years, TWU students have received the prestigious Phi Kappa Phi graduate fellowship, including Rae Lynn McFarlin in 2010 and Rachel Zimmerman in 2009. TWU students also have received the organization’s Award of Excellence scholarship.

The Phi Kappa Phi Chapter of Merit Award includes:
• a citation from the Society president;
• a commendation letter sent to chapter officers and campus administration;
• special recognition on the Society’s Web site, publications and at Phi Kappa Phi’s National Convention;
• a specially designed logo for use in chapter communications; and
• 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

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