FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 13, 2011
Contact: Laurel Kammer
MUW’s Phi Kappa Phi Chapter recognized as Chapter of Merit
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Mississippi University for Women’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was recognized as a Chapter of Merit by the national Phi Kappa Phi organization. This is the third consecutive year that the group has been recognized.
Recipients of the award receive a commendation from the society president, special recognition on the society’s website, a custom logo designed for the chapter’s use and a $100 award.
Out of the more than 300 chapters nationwide, only 33 of them met the requirements to receive Merit status. To qualify, the chapter must meet certain requirements including holding regular meetings, having annual initiations and submit an annual report. Undergraduate students must also maintain a GPA of at least 3.5 and graduate students a 4.0 to be considered for nomination.
MUW’s chapter was chartered in 1955. Dr. Dorothy Berglund, the current president, also serves as sponsor.
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated.
For more information about Phi Kappa Phi, call 1-800-804-9880 or visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.