CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,
Sept. 19, 2007 – Dr. Mark Langenfeld and Marjorie Phillips of Southeast Missouri State University were among 323 delegates, observers, guests, board members and society headquarters office staff to attend the 2007 Phi Kappa Phi National Triennial Convention in Orlando, Fla., Aug. 9-11.
Langenfeld is professor of health, human performance, and recreation and biology at Southeast Missouri State University and president-elect of Southeast’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter. Phillips is secretary of Southeast’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter.
Langenfeld, attending the convention as a non-delegate, was inducted into the Society in 2004. Phillips, attending the convention as a delegate, was inducted into the Society in 1998.
Those attending the convention listened to presentations by award winners from Phi Kappa Phi’s grant programs, shared ideas and inspiration at chapter training sessions, conducted the Society’s business and elected a new board of directors. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Phi Kappa Phi inducts annually more than 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. The Society has chapters at more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and The Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.
From the left: Dr. Pal Ferlazzo, Society past president; Marjorie Phillips, Southeast delegate; Mark Langenfeld, president-elect of Southeast’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter and Dr. Robert Rogow, Society president.