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UCM Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Earns National Recognition

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Nov. 13, 2014)-The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, recently recognized the University of Central Missouri chapter of Phi Kappa Phi as a Chapter of Merit.

The recognition is awarded 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 53 chapters with recognition this year, including 24 as a Chapters of Merit.

“The Chapter Recognition Program offers Phi Kappa Phi the opportunity to say a special thank you to chapters who go above and beyond in promoting academic excellence on their campuses,” said Mary Todd, executive director of Phi Kappa Phi.

As a recipient of the Chapter of Merit distinction, the UCM chapter is recognized as a thriving organization that meets regularly, holds annual initiations and applies frequently for Phi Kappa Phi’s select awards, grants, and fellowships.

Chapters achieving the Chapter of Merit distinction receive a commendation letter from the society sent to chapter officers and campus administration; special recognition on the society’s website, in publications and at the biennial convention; a specially designed logo for use in chapter communications; recognition advertisements in local media and educational journals; and a $100 award

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi chapters are chartered on more than 300 college and university campuses in North America and the Philippines.