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Duquesne’s Phi Kappa Phi Chapter Recognized for Second Consecutive Year

For the second year in a row, Duquesne University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi-the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines-has been recognized by the national organization as one of only 29 Chapters of Excellence.

The award is presented 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.

"This award is the result of our chapter accomplishing a number of objectives," said Dr. Laura Crothers, professor in the School of Education and president of the chapter. "Our current faculty officers as well as former officers have done outstanding work to increasingly meet the goals we have set to advance scholarship, promote philanthropic activities and enhance our impact upon the campus community."

Phi Kappa Phi Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd added that the recognition program provides an opportunity for the organization to thank chapters who go above and beyond in promoting academic excellence on their campuses.

Among the distinctions included in being named a Chapter of Excellence are:

  • a $500 award
  • special recognition on the Phi Kappa Phi website
  • a commendation letter
  • recognition ads in local media and educational journals.

The Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society has chapters at more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of second-term juniors are invited to join. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.

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