Phi Kappa Phi will install its 346th chapter at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia, today, March 14. 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 Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 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 Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College to its community of scholars,” said Society Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd. “ABAC’s focus on engaged learning and its groundbreaking interdisciplinary rural studies degree are exemplars of the growth the institution has seen since its transition from a two-year college over the past ten years.”
Officers elected by the chartering group to serve the newly installed chapter include President Beth Morehead-Thornton, President-Elect Johnny Folsom, Secretary Dr. Joseph Falcone, Treasurer Vonda Doss Fenn and Primary Contact Dr. Jerome Baker.