Phi Kappa Phi will install its 345th chapter at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, today, January 9. 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 Nova Southeastern University 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 Nova Southeastern University to its community of scholars,” said Society Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd. “NSU’s core values—academic excellence, student centered, integrity, innovation, opportunity, scholarship/research, diversity and community—fit nicely with the Society’s mission of excellence and engagement.”
Officers elected by the chartering group to serve the newly installed chapter include President Dr. Maria Petrescu, President-elect Dr. Patricia C. Rose, Primary Contact Dr. Don Rosenblum, Secretary Dr. Sonia F. Kay, Treasurer Dr. Rachelle Dorne and Administrative Assistant Vanessa Mezquia.