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Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 213
President's Office
Russ Hall Room 207
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

Phone: 620-235-4100

To learn more about Phi Kappa Phi International, visit the PKP website or read the PKP Blog

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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards fifty-one Fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study.

Each active Phi Kappa Phi chapter selects one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards. Eligibility information, instructions and application materials for the 2016 Fellowship Award may be found at:

Pittsburg State’s Phi Kappa Phi Chapter will be accepting fellowship applications to select a local candidate until March 31, 2016. In order to be considered, all application materials must be received in the PSU President’s Office (207 Russ Hall) by 4:30 p.m. on March 31, 2016.

Current Phi Kappa Phi Members Announcements

PSU Chapter meeting on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 at 2:30pm
in the Prairie Room, Student Center.   All PKP members invited.

Monthly Mentions from Phi Kappa Phi Headquarters

Important Dates and Deadlines for grants and Awards
February 15 - Study Abroad award application (Session A)
April 1 - Love of Learning award application (Session A)
April 1 - Literacy Grant application

Changes to Phi Kappa Phi Award Programs

Phi Kappa Phi has made several important revisions to its popular award and grant programs, effective the current 2014-16 biennium. The changes include two new programs, dual cycles for some categories, and an increase in the number of awards available. 

New Programs

  • Dissertation Fellowships
    The Dissertation Fellowship Program supports students in the dissertation writing stage of doctoral study.  Phi Kappa Phi will award two Dissertation Fellowships at $10,000 each per year to active members.  Awards are for 12 months of dissertation writing.  All pre-dissertation requirements should be met by the application deadline, including approval of the dissertation proposal.  The Dissertation Fellowship program opens annually on October 1 and the deadline to apply is November 30.
  • Excellence in Innovation Award
    The Phi Kappa Phi Excellence in Innovation Award will be given to a college or university each biennium for achievement in innovation. The institution selected for the award will receive $100,000 from the Society. Further details about this award will become available early 2015.

Changes to Existing Programs

  • Study Abroad
    The Study Abroad Grant program now runs in two cycles each year. Twenty-five awards at $1,000 each will be awarded in both sessions. Session A opens Dec. 15 and closes Feb. 15. Session B will open July 1 and closes Sept. 15.
  • Love of Learning
    The Love of Learning program now offers 160 awards at $500 each. The program also is moving to a two-cycle schedule with 80 awards granted each session. Session A opens Dec. 15 and closes April 1. Session B will open July 1 and closes Oct. 1.
  • Scholar and Artist Awards
    The deadline to submit a nomination for the Scholar & Artist has been changed to Feb. 1, 2016.
  • Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service Award
    The deadline to submit a nomination for the Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service Award has been changed to Feb. 1, 2016.

Click for an overview of all Phi Kappa Phi Grants and Awards  >>

Show Your Phi Kappa Phi Pride!

Calling all graduates! Did you wear your Phi Kappa Phi stole, medallion and/or honor cords at your spring 2014 graduation? If you have commencement photos showing your Phi Kappa Phi pride, share them with us for a chance to win up to $100 and be featured in Society materials.

To enter, email your pictures to by June 30. Include your name, chapter of initiation, date of graduation, and a brief description of your picture. Please limit your submission to no more than five photos. High resolution .jpeg or .tiff images are preferred. The contest is open to all active Society members.

First place winner will receive $100; second place, $50; third place, $25.

See submissions from previous graduation photo contests >>

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PSUs Randy Winzer elected South Central Regional Vice President

During the 2014 Biennial Convention in St. Louis, Pittsburg State University Professor and Alumni Randy Winzer was elected as the 2014-2016 South Central Regional Vice President.  Winzer will serve as the society’s vice president of the south central region, which includes Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.  He is a member and past president of Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 213 at Pittsburg State.  Congratulations!  continue reading >>

Pittsburg State University Phi Kappa Phi Announces 2016 Initiates and Award Winners

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce the 2016 initiates into the Phi Kappa Phi Chapter at Pittsburg State University, Chapter 213. Their Initiation Ceremony was held at Pittsburg State University in the Crimson & Gold Ballroom at the Overman Student Center at 3:00 p.m. on April 10, 2016. Local chapter president,Dr. Peggy Snyder, presided over the ceremony. The program included opening remarks by Dr. Steve Scott, President of Pittsburg State University and guest speaker, Dr. Kathleen Sandness, Medical Director of the Student Health Services at Pittsburg State University.

Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 213 is proud to announce their
Chapter 213 Award winner for 2015-2016, Lavon Clark and

the Chapter’s nominee Lauren Simmons for the 2015 PKP International Fellowship Award

Lavon Clark will graduate from PSU in May of 2016 with a Bachelor of Science with a major in Social Work. Following graduation, she will be pursuing a Master of Social Work at Missouri State University. During her undergraduate studies at PSU, Lavon served as Treasurer of Social Work Plus and of Phi Alpha Honor Society. She is currently the President of Social Work Plus. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Alpha Honor Society, and Phi Kappa Phi. She resides in Joplin, MO with her husband, Will Clark.

Each spring, every local chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is asked to forward one single nominee to the National Headquarters to compete for one of dozens of Fellowship Awards. This year, Pittsburg State University, Chapter #213 selected Lauren Simmons as our fellowship nominee. Lauren graduating will be graduating in May with a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Biology and Exercise Science and a double minor in Physical Science and Chemistry. She was accepted into the Wichita State University's Master of Physician Assistant Program and will be starting in June.

Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 213 is proud to announce their
PSU 2016 Faculty Initiates

Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 213 is also proud to announce their 2016 Initiates. The 2015 Pittsburg State University Faculty Initiate is Kathleen McAlpin Sandness, Medical Director of the Student Health Services at Pittsburg State University.

Officers of Chapter 213

President: Dr. Peggy Snyder

Vice President/President-Elect:
Dr. MeLisa Rogers

Student Vice President:
Victoria Ho & James Reynolds

Secretary: Holly Page-Sagehorn

Treasurer: Dr. Tim Flood

Public Relations:
Dr. Navon Cook

Social Media:
Ms. Donna Sue Pintar

Scholarships/Awards Officer:
Dr. Lynn Murray & Dr. Kathleen Sandness

Chapter Administrative Assistant:
Ms. Kristi Toeller

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