We would like to extend our most heartfelt congratulations to doctoral student and Phi Kappa Phi member, Angelica Zamora-Duran. Angelica has been selected to serve on the National Board of Phi Kappa Phi where she will represent the student’s voice on the Council of Students and act as liaison between student members and representatives on the Society Board of Directors.
Angelica, our chapter vice president, is a PhD candidate in marine biology with a 4.0 GPA. She was also recently awarded the Florida Institute of Technology’s 2018 Phi Kappa Phi Chapter Scholar. She is a skilled teaching assistant and epitomizes dedication to scholarship and service.
We held our annual initiation on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in the beautiful Gleason Auditorium on the main Florida Tech campus with many initiates, parents, and well wishers in attendance.
To quote Dr. George Maul, our chapter president, "What a wonderful initiation into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi we had last night! There ceremony went well, and we had great support. [The] Food and cake were delicious. We couldn't have done it without each and every one of you...Let the love of learning rule humanity."
The mission of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education.
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated.
Since its founding, Phi Kappa Phi has initiated more than 1 million members into its ranks; all of these members have received emblems and certificates of membership. However, Phi Kappa Phi is much more than an emblem and a line on a résumé. It is a global network comprised of the best and brightest from all academic disciplines-a community of scholars and professionals building an enduring legacy for future generations.
No other honor society awards as much to as many as does Phi Kappa Phi. The Society has awarded approximately $12.7 million since the inception of its awards program in 1932. Today, more than $800,000 is awarded annually to qualifying members and non-members through PKP Fellowships, undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarships, Love of Learning Awards, Emerging Scholar Awards, member and chapter awards, and grants for local and national literacy initiatives. For more information about awards, please visit the PKP website at PhiKappaPhi.org.
In April of 2010, the Florida Tech Chapter awarded its first Scholars Award to Caroline Penteado, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering. The purpose of this $1,000.00 award is to recognize an outstanding new member of the Florida Tech Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. Eligibility is limited to those who have accepted membership and joined the Society online by the annual deadline.
Florida Tech's PKP Chapter received a Chapter of Merit Award with an accompanying check at the annual awards banquet in Kansas City, Missouri, August, 2010. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding chapters that have been active, met certain criteria, and have filed complied with PKP documentation requirements in a timely manner.