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Phi Kappa Phi earns national Chapter of Merit honor

by Jeanne Baron

Oct. 31, 2011 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO--The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recognized Western Michigan University's chapter as a Chapter of Merit. 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 University's chapter, which focuses on recognizing outstanding scholarship, was chartered in 1988, as the 248th chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

"Those chapters that have earned Chapter of Merit status are led by committed officers who give generously of their time and talent to honor outstanding students," said Perry A. Snyder, the honor society's executive director. "Officers of award-winning chapters live out their personal commitment to honor and excellence through Phi Kappa Phi."

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 and is the nation's oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Membership is by invitation only to top-level juniors, seniors and graduate students. Higher education faculty members, professional staff members and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify to become members.

For more information about Phi Kappa Phi, contact Dr. Nicholas Andreadis, dean of WMU's Lee Honors College, at or (269) 387-3230.