FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 29, 2009
Contact: Nikonie Brown
MUW PKP chapter recognized as Chapter of Merit
COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Mississippi University for Women chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was recently recognized as a Chapter of Merit by the national Phi Kappa Phi organization. The award is given to chapters that comply with the society’s national standards and demonstrate an active commitment to excellence.
Recipients of the award receive a commendation from the society president, a commendation letter, special recognition on the website, publications and at Phi Kappa Phi’s National Convention, custom logo for use in chapter communications and a $100 award.
The MUW chapter was recognized as a thriving organization that meets frequently, holds annual initiations and applies often for Phi Kappa Phi’s selective scholarships, grants and fellowships.
Phi Kappa Phi, founded in 1897 and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The invitation-only honor society is the nation’s oldest and largest. Phi Kappa Phi is also the most selective, extending invitations only to seniors and graduate students in the top 10 percent and juniors in the top 7.5 percent of their class.
The MUW chapter was chartered in 1955. Dr. Dorothy Berglund, the current president, also serves as sponsor.
For more information about Phi Kappa Phi, call 1-800-804-9880 or visit www.PhiKappPhi.org