Phi Kappa Phi Annual Report Showcases Achievements of 2016

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Phi Kappa Phi's annual report entitled "Educate. Innovate. Elevate." showcases a number of accomplishments of the past year that represent the Society’s mission to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education.

Phi Kappa Phi Annual Report Showcases Achievements of 2016

Phi Kappa Phi Annual Report Showcases Achievements of 2016

“Phi Kappa Phi is so very grateful for the generosity of our donors, whose commitment to excellence not only supports and sustains our awards programs but extends the love of learning to fellow members.” - Dr. Mary Todd, Phi Kappa Phi Executive Director

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, today announced the publication of its 2016 Annual Report.

The report, themed Educate. Innovate. Elevate., showcases a number of accomplishments of the past year that represent the Society’s mission to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education. The report features a stunning design with photos and graphics, stories of Phi Kappa Phi award winners, member testimonials, chapter highlights and more.

“Phi Kappa Phi is so very grateful for the generosity of our donors, whose commitment to excellence not only supports and sustains our awards programs but extends the love of learning to fellow members,” said Society Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd. “We are pleased to recognize the opportunities made possible through their gifts in the 2016 annual report.”

Highlights of the report include:

  • A feature of the first recipient of Phi Kappa Phi’s $100,000 institutional Excellence in Innovation Award
  • Stories from winners of Phi Kappa Phi awards including Fellowships, Study Abroad Grants, Literacy Grants and Love of Learning Awards
  • Highlights from the Society’s 44th Biennial Convention in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Member achievements of 2016 including a MacArthur Fellow, National Humanities Medal recipient and more
  • Listing of donors to the Phi Kappa Phi Foundation

To see the 2016 Annual Report in full, visit http://www.phikappaphi.org/annualreport.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of Marcus L. Urann who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society: one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Each year the Society inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni on its chapter campuses in the United States and the Philippines. More than 1.5 million members have been initiated into Phi Kappa Phi since its founding.

More About Phi Kappa Phi

Membership in Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation only to the top 7.5 percent of juniors and the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction may also qualify for membership. Its mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others." Some of the organization's notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist David Baldacci and YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley. Each biennium, Phi Kappa Phi awards $1.4 million to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives. For more information, visit http://www.phikappaphi.org.

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