Phi Kappa Phi will install its 347th chapter at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, today, March 15. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.
The installation of the United States Air Force Academy chapter comes after a thorough chartering process and approval from the Society’s board of directors. To be eligible, an institution must be a regionally accredited four-year college or university with an established reputation of excellence and an expressed commitment to upholding the values of the Society.
“The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to welcome the United States Air Force Academy to its community of scholars, joining its peers at the U.S. military and naval academies,” said Society Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd. “USAFA’s mission to educate, train and inspire men and women to become officers of character melds nicely with the Society’s emphasis on excellence and service.”
Officers elected by the chartering group to serve the newly installed chapter include President Dr. Maxine Ann Fawcett-Yeske, President-elect Lt. Col. David Buchanan, Secretary Dr. Katherine Bates, Treasurer Dr. Dale Peterson, Awards & Grants Coordinator Dr. Sonia Esquivel and Public Relations Officer Dr. Hal Taylor.