Southeast’s Phi Kappa Phi Recognized with Week Award

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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines—recently recognized the Southeast Missouri State University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi as the Division III recipient of the 2021 Phi Kappa Phi Week Award.

The Council of Students of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awarded Southeast’s chapter #260 with the Week Award because of their participation in a weeklong national celebration of the society’s chapters and member achievements called PKP Week. Southeast’s chapter was one of five chapters among 325 campuses to receive the 2021 Week Award.

Southeast’s PKP Week included a literacy campaign and a discussion of service projects such as the Born-to-Read program, Redhawk Readers and Redhawk Talks. Members wore society apparel throughout the week in celebration of the society, its chapters and member achievements.

Dr. Suhair Amer, Southeast professor of computer science at and chapter president, said, “We are proud that we were recognized for our efforts. We were resourceful in coming up with events and activities for the week. I would like to thank all members and officers who made time in their busy schedules to participate and help with the chapter. None of this would be possible without their help.”

In recognition of their Week Award, Southeast’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter will receive a $200 Amazon gift card and be recognized on the Phi Kappa Phi website and monthly e-newsletter.

For more information on Southeast’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter, visit semo.edu/pkp.

About Phi Kappa Phi

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. 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. Since its founding, more than 1.5 million members have been initiated. Phi Kappa Phi currently has chapters on more than 300 select campuses in the United States and the Philippines.

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