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October 2012 News Releases

Washburn University Phi Kappa Phi chapter receives national recognition

The Washburn University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was recently designated a Chapter of Merit by the national honor society, which is based in Baton Rouge, La.

The award is given to chapters that excel in recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service to others.  The Chapter of Merit distinction is a part of the Society’s Chapter Recognition Program, which acknowledged 54 chapters as a Chapter of Merit.

By receiving the Chapter of Merit distinction, the Washburn University 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.

Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. 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 7.5 percent of second-semester juniors and the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students.

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Dena Anson, university relations, 785-670-1711