TROY Chapter earns national recognition

Posted: Thursday, 07 November 2013

TROY - Troy University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi has been named a Chapter of Merit by the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

The award is given to chapters that excel in recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service to others. The Troy chapter was one of just 50 worldwide to earn the distinction.

“Being recognized as a Phi Kappa Phi Chapter of Merit from among more than 300 campus chapters worldwide demonstrates, in particular, the high caliber of our students and their faculty leaders in the Troy Chapter, and the high academic and service-oriented qualities of the University in general. We are all very proud of the Chapter's accomplishment both this year and in years past," said Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

By receiving the Chapter of Merit distinction, the chapter is recognized as a thriving organization that meets regularly, holds annual initiations and applies frequently for Phi Kappa Phi's select awards, grants, and fellowships.

“Phi Kappa Phi is proud of all its chapters, but we are pleased to offer special recognition to those who have achieved the status of Chapter of Merit and Chapter of Excellence," said Society Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd. “The efforts of chapter officers to promote academic excellence on their campuses demonstrate their strong commitment to the mission of Phi Kappa Phi and to their students."