The Marshall University chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has achieved Chapter of Excellence status, Dr. Mary Todd, executive director of the society, has announced.
Todd said the goal of the Chapter Recognition Program is to reward those chapters that have exhibited outstanding performance as a result of the effort of their volunteer chapter officers.
In the past year, only 53 of the 316 chapters received recognition status, Marshall’s chapter has been in existence just 4 1 /2 years.
Dr. Mary Beth Reynolds, president of Marshall’s chapter, said, “Marshall’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi thanks its officers, members, and Marshall’s Honors College for making this recognition possible!”
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 at the University of Maine. It is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. Approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni are inducted into the society annually from 300 select campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction can also qualify for membership in the society.