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Volunteer Spotlight – September 2017

by Marla Elsea | Sep 01, 2017

Catherine JaffeJaffe_headshot_small
Texas State University

Chapter Position: President

University Position: Professor of Spanish

Years of Service to the Chapter: 4

Degree(s)/Discipline: Ph.D., Comparative Literature; M.A., Comparative Literature; B.A., Honors English

How did you become involved as a chapter officer? I helped to install our chapter at Texas State University in 2013 and was elected Vice President that year.

What has your chapter done that has made you proud? We have held initiations every year, and our student vice presidents have organized service activities on campus and assisted at the induction ceremonies. We have nominated students for scholarships and members of our chapter have won Love of Learning Awards, Literacy Grants, and Study Abroad Grants. Our student vice president attended the Leadership Summit in Denver this summer. 
 
What does Phi Kappa Phi mean to you? Our chapter of Phi Kappa Phi provides recognition for outstanding academic achievement across disciplines at the university and offers opportunities for fellowships and grants to our students. 

What do you enjoy most about being a chapter officer?
 I especially enjoy meeting students and their families to celebrate their hard work and academic achievement. 

What advice would you give to a new chapter officer? Invite other faculty and staff members to become active in the local chapter. 

Where are you from?
 Maryland

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