WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Lycoming College chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was recently recognized by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi as a Chapter of Merit. The award is given to chapters that excel in recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service to others.
The goal of the recognition program is to reward those chapters that have exhibited outstanding performance as a result of the efforts of their volunteer chapter officers. Of the honor society's 318 chapters, 73 received recognition and 54 were given Chapter of Merit status. Those honored will receive a commendation letter, special mention in the society's publications, recognition in educational journals and a cash award.
By receiving the distinction, Lycoming's chapter is acknowledged as a thriving organization that meets frequently, holds annual initiations and applies frequently for Phi Kappa Phi's select scholarships, grants and fellowships.
Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, with chapters at select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines.
Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., the College fosters academic rigor, a supportive faculty and successful outcomes. It offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 educational institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812, Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.
Pictured from left are student Phi Kappa Phi vice presidents Kendra Boyles and Trisha Duncan, and Dr. Mel Zimmerman, professor of biology and chapter officer.