JSU Newswire
Jacksonville, Alabama

Phi Kappa Phi Chapter
Approved for JSU

JACKSONVILLE -- April 9, 2002 -- Dr. John J. Ketterer of the Jacksonville State University International House Program announced that the National Board of Phi Kappa Phi honor society unanimously approved JSU's petition for a chapter at the society's Annual Board Meeting in Nashville last Friday.

The mission of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi has more than 1,000,000 members in all parts of the world. Approximately 35,000 students, faculty and alumni are initiated annually. Its 282 chapters are on college and university campuses throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.

To be eligible for membership, an applicant must be an outstanding student of sound character and enrolled at one of the colleges and universities with a chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. Because Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education, the student's field of study may be in any discipline.

Juniors must have completed one term and rank scholastically in the top 7.5 percent of their class. Seniors must rank in the top 10 percent of their class. Graduate students, as well, must rank in the upper 10 percent of their class. Certain faculty, professional staff and alumni may also be eligible for membership.

Membership in Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation only. Persons who meet the criteria and have not been invited to membership may contact a chapter officer at his or her college or university.

Ketterer said that Dr. Wayne Lacy, regional vice-president of Phi Kappa Phi, said that JSU should begin bringing prospective members together for participation and planning for as broad a level of participation as possible. Ketterer said JSU will soon nominate and elect a slate of officers.

For further information about Phi Kappa Phi, contact Dr. Ketterer at 782-5303.


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