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About Phi Kappa Phi 2010 Ut Custom

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Introduction to the Toledo Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

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About Phi Kappa Phi 2010 Ut Custom

  1. 2. What does Phi Kappa Phi stand for? Mission: To promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.
  2. 3. <ul><li>Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 at the University of Maine. The University of Toledo Chapter formed in 1952. </li></ul><ul><li>The Society is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society. </li></ul><ul><li>Phi Kappa Phi is comprised of more than 300 chapters in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. </li></ul><ul><li>Since its founding, Phi Kappa Phi has initiated more than one million members. </li></ul>What is Phi Kappa Phi? Phi Kappa Phi members from the 1900 University of Maine Prism yearbook. UMaine’s Coburn Hall, the location of President Abram Harris’ office, is considered the birthplace of Phi Kappa Phi.
  3. 4. <ul><li>Election to membership is by invitation only. </li></ul><ul><li>Those elected to membership include the upper 7.5 percent of last-term juniors and the upper 10 percent of seniors, along with outstanding graduate students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni. </li></ul><ul><li>Each year, approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni are initiated. </li></ul>Who makes up Phi Kappa Phi?
  4. 5. Jimmy Carter 39 th President of the United States #124, Georgia State University Hillary Clinton United States Senator, New York #134, University of Arkansas- Little Rock Stephen Hadley National Security Advisor of the United States #023, Cornell University <ul><li>Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (#023, Cornell University) </li></ul><ul><li>Al Gore, Former Vice President of the United States (#246, Middle Tennessee State University) </li></ul>Robert Gates United States Secretary of Defense #053, Texas A&M University Notable Phi Kappa Phi Members Public Service
  5. 6. Glenna Goodacre Sculptor #074, Texas Tech University Dave Brubeck Acclaimed Jazz Musician #057, University of the Pacific Ellis Marsalis Acclaimed Jazz Musician #116, University of New Orleans Renee Fleming Grammy Award-Winning Soprano #258, SUNY-Potsdam Notable Phi Kappa Phi Members The Arts
  6. 7. David Baldacci Best-selling Author #193, Virginia Commonwealth University John Grisham Best-selling Author #077, The University of Mississippi Ernest Gaines Best-selling Author #055, University of Louisiana-Lafayette <ul><li>James Lee Burke, Author (#055, University of Louisiana-Lafayette ) </li></ul><ul><li>Tony Hillerman, Author (#017, University of New Mexico ) </li></ul>Notable Phi Kappa Phi Members Authors
  7. 8. Wendy B. Lawrence NASA Astronaut #196, United States Naval Academy George Olah Nobel Prize Winner, Chemistry #036, University of Southern California Bernard A. Harris, Jr., MD NASA Astronaut #64, University of Minnesota Notable Phi Kappa Phi Members Science
  8. 9. Benefits of Phi Kappa Phi Membership Career Connection service that allows members to post their résumés and view newly-listed job opportunities. Subscription to the Phi Kappa Phi Forum magazine.
  9. 10. Benefits of Phi Kappa Phi Membership continued Message boards providing networking opportunities Competitive awards totaling more than $700,000 in national and local scholarships.
  10. 11. Benefits of Phi Kappa Phi Membership continued Virtual seminars on academic and career-related topics. E-zines focusing on topics such as job search techniques.
  11. 12. <ul><li>Barbara Floyd </li></ul>Scholarships and Awards Information
  12. 13. <ul><li>The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi's ongoing commitment to excellence is reflected in its scholarships and awards programs. </li></ul><ul><li>More than $700,000 is awarded each year through the Society's various awards competitions. </li></ul>Scholarships and Awards Information
  13. 14. <ul><li>FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE </li></ul><ul><li>Phi Kappa Phi awards 57 Fellowships of $5,000 each and 3 ‘megafellowships’ of $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. </li></ul><ul><li>Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards. </li></ul><ul><li>Last year, UT’s candidate Clinton D. Cochran was selected for a Fellowship. </li></ul>Scholarships and Awards Information continued
  14. 15. <ul><li>UT Chapter Undergraduate Awards of Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Each year, our local chapter awards three scholarships of $1,200 to UT undergraduate students who have maintained at least a 3.6 GPA. </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduate Award of Excellence Scholarship applications are due by March 26, 2010 for continuing undergraduate students. </li></ul>Scholarships and Awards Information continued
  15. 16. <ul><li>STUDY ABROAD GRANTS </li></ul><ul><li>These grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. </li></ul><ul><li>Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year. </li></ul><ul><li>In Summer 2007, UT student Kristina Soric used a Study Abroad Grant to study in Spain. </li></ul>Scholarships and Awards Information continued
  16. 17. <ul><li>LOVE OF LEARNING AWARDS </li></ul><ul><li>Help fund post-baccalaureate studies and/or career development for active members </li></ul><ul><li>Fifty awards, up to $500 each, are awarded </li></ul><ul><li>All Phi Kappa Phi members who are not undergraduate students are eligible, including graduate students and faculty. Deadline: May 19. </li></ul>Scholarships and Awards Information continued
  17. 18. <ul><li>LITERACY GRANTS </li></ul><ul><li>Initiated in 2003 to mobilize members and resources of Phi Kappa Phi and the higher education community to champion literacy initiatives. </li></ul><ul><li>Grants of up to $2,500 are available to Phi Kappa Phi chapters and individual members to fund ongoing literacy projects or to create new initiatives. </li></ul><ul><li>Though not grant funded, the UT Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi will partner with UT’s Circle K organization for a literacy project with local Head Start programs in the coming year. </li></ul>Scholarships and Awards Information continued
  18. 19. <ul><li>Wade Lee </li></ul>Opportunities for Service
  19. 20. <ul><li>Wade Lee </li></ul>Chapter Website and Facebook
  20. 21. <ul><li>Christine Smallman </li></ul>Chapter Treasurer’s Report
  21. 22. <ul><li>Jessica Knodel </li></ul>Opportunities for Student Leadership
  22. 23. <ul><li>President Mary Powers </li></ul><ul><li>President Elect Mohamed Samir Hefzy </li></ul><ul><li>Past President Curtis D. Black </li></ul><ul><li>Treasurer Christine M. Smallman </li></ul><ul><li>Public Relations Officer Barbara Floyd </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarship Chair Thomas Barden </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary Wade M. Lee </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduate Student </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President Jessica Knodel </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Student </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President Abby Keiser </li></ul>Chapter Officers – University of Toledo
  23. 24. Contact Information National Society Headquarters 7576 Goodwood Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70806 Phone: 1-800-804-9880 E-mail: Web site: UT Chapter Web site: