FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2011
Contact: Janie Guyton Shields
MUW students win honorable mention in Kappa Pi scholarship competition
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Three Mississippi University students won honorable mention in the annual Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity Scholarship Competition.
Winners were Frances Hairston of Crawford, Shirley Boudreaux of Blue Mountain and LaSquizzie Kern of Ethel.
The annual scholarship competition is open to all Kappa Pi members, and the competition juror has no idea of the applicant's name or the chapter to which the applicant belongs.
“This is what makes this year's awards noteworthy--no other chapter has placed or won awards five years running,” according to Dr. Beverly Joyce, associate professor of art. “The consistency to which our chapter wins recognition is a clear testament to the quality of art instruction here at MUW.”
MUW's Rho Chapter of Kappa Pi was founded in 1938 and is the 17th chapter established by the international art fraternity. Kappa Pi itself was founded in 1911 and today boasts more than 166 chapters internationally. Only students who achieve high academic standards are invited to join the fraternity.