October 10, 2012 12:00AM
Pittsburg State University’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, has been recognized as a chapter of excellence. The PSU chapter is one of just 19 to be selected for the honor, which is the highest the society awards.
By receiving the Chapter of Excellence distinction, the PSU chapter is recognized as a thriving organization that meets frequently, holds annual initiations and applies frequently for Phi Kappa Phi’s select scholarships, grants and fellowships.
“Receiving the Chapter of Excellence award is a testimony to the dedication of all of Chapter 213’s officers,” said Randy Winzer, chapter president and a member of the faculty in the Department of Engineering Technology. “Those officers provide the leadership and volunteer hours necessary to achieve such status.” Winzer also noted that he is proud Chapter 213 was one of only 19 chapters to merit this high rank out of the hundreds of Phi Kappa Phi chapters.
Chapters achieving the Chapter of Excellence distinction receive: a $500 award as well as a commendation letter from the society, recognition on the society’s website and publications, a specially designed logo for use in chapter communications, and recognition advertisements in area media and educational journals.
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The society has chapters at more than 300 colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines.