Chapter 246 of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at Middle Tennessee State University received the Platinum Circle of Excellence award for 2023-24. This is the chapter’s fifth platinum-level distinction since the Circle of Excellence commendation was introduced in 2018.
The Circle of Excellence Chapter Awards program recognizes chapters for work in promoting excellence on the local campus and engaging the community of scholars each year. The awards utilize data submitted by the chapter to the national office regarding yearly activities and initiation efforts. Chapters achieving the platinum status have earned a score of 100.
“Your commitment to honor and excellence is a key component in fulfilling our mission of recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education,” said Kay White, assistant director of chapter development for Phi Kappa Phi.
The Circle of Excellence program recognized 74 chapters this year, including 13 with the platinum distinction. Phi Kappa Phi currently has chapters on more than 325 select campuses in the United States, its territories and the Philippines.
MTSU’s chapter president is David Foote, management professor in the Jones College of Business.
“Achieving the distinction as a Phi Kappa Phi Platinum Circle of Excellence award winner reflects the persistent hard work of MTSU’s faculty and students in promoting excellence throughout the university and in service to the community,” said Foote. “With deep appreciation, I congratulate everyone whose efforts resulted in this award. Your commitment to our motto, ‘Let the love of learning rule humanity,’ shines brightly in everything you do.”
Those chapters achieving platinum distinction receive a commendation letter from PKP sent to chapter officers and campus administration; special recognition on the Phi Kappa Phi; specially designed logo for use in chapter communications; and a $300 cash award.
MTSU’s Chapter 246 of Phi Kappa Phi was established in 1987. Only the top 7.5%-10% of students in each college are invited to become a member of this all-academic Honor Society. The primary objective of Phi Kappa Phi is the recognition and encouragement of superior scholarship in all academic disciplines. By drawing its membership from all fields of study within the academic institution, Phi Kappa Phi also serves as a unifying force in higher education.
For more information about the MTSU chapter, contact Foote at David.Foote@mtsu.edu.
— Robin E. Lee (Robin.E.Lee@mtsu.edu)