TROY cited by national honor society

Posted: Friday, 14 November 2014

TROY - Troy University's chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is one of 24 chapters in the nation recognized by the organization's Chapter of Merit distinction.

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. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society across all academic disciplines.

"Phi Kappa Phi at Troy University has such an outstanding legacy of celebrating academic excellence across all disciplines. It is an honor to have the local chapter cited as a 'Chapter of Merit,'" said Chapter President Jerry Johnson. "I believe that this year the Troy chapter of Phi Kappa Phi will move into the next level as a chapter as we pursue becoming a 'Chapter of Excellence.' We certainly have the faculty and student resources to do so."

By receiving the Chapter of Merit distinction, the Troy 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.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi has chapters on more than 300 colleges and universities in the United States and the Philippines. The Troy University chapter was chartered in 1971.