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Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 213
President's Office
Russ Hall Room 207
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

Phone: 620-235-4100

To learn more about Phi Kappa Phi International, visit the PKP website or read the PKP Blog

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Current Phi Kappa Phi Members Announcements

PSU Chapter meeting on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 2:00pm
in the President's Conference room, 207 Russ Hall.   All PKP members invited.

Monthly Mentions from Phi Kappa Phi Headquarters

Important Dates and Deadlines for grants and Awards
February 15 - Study Abroad award application (Session A)
April 1 - Love of Learning award application (Session A)
April 1 - Literacy Grant application

Changes to Phi Kappa Phi Award Programs

Phi Kappa Phi has made several important revisions to its popular award and grant programs, effective the current 2014-16 biennium. The changes include two new programs, dual cycles for some categories, and an increase in the number of awards available. 

New Programs

  • Dissertation Fellowships
    The Dissertation Fellowship Program supports students in the dissertation writing stage of doctoral study.  Phi Kappa Phi will award two Dissertation Fellowships at $10,000 each per year to active members.  Awards are for 12 months of dissertation writing.  All pre-dissertation requirements should be met by the application deadline, including approval of the dissertation proposal.  The Dissertation Fellowship program opens annually on October 1 and the deadline to apply is November 30.
  • Excellence in Innovation Award
    The Phi Kappa Phi Excellence in Innovation Award will be given to a college or university each biennium for achievement in innovation. The institution selected for the award will receive $100,000 from the Society. Further details about this award will become available early 2015.

Changes to Existing Programs

  • Study Abroad
    The Study Abroad Grant program now runs in two cycles each year. Twenty-five awards at $1,000 each will be awarded in both sessions. Session A opens Dec. 15 and closes Feb. 15. Session B will open July 1 and closes Sept. 15.
  • Love of Learning
    The Love of Learning program now offers 160 awards at $500 each. The program also is moving to a two-cycle schedule with 80 awards granted each session. Session A opens Dec. 15 and closes April 1. Session B will open July 1 and closes Oct. 1.
  • Scholar and Artist Awards
    The deadline to submit a nomination for the Scholar & Artist has been changed to Feb. 1, 2016.
  • Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service Award
    The deadline to submit a nomination for the Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service Award has been changed to Feb. 1, 2016.

Click for an overview of all Phi Kappa Phi Grants and Awards  >>

Show Your Phi Kappa Phi Pride!

Calling all graduates! Did you wear your Phi Kappa Phi stole, medallion and/or honor cords at your spring 2014 graduation? If you have commencement photos showing your Phi Kappa Phi pride, share them with us for a chance to win up to $100 and be featured in Society materials.

To enter, email your pictures to by June 30. Include your name, chapter of initiation, date of graduation, and a brief description of your picture. Please limit your submission to no more than five photos. High resolution .jpeg or .tiff images are preferred. The contest is open to all active Society members.

First place winner will receive $100; second place, $50; third place, $25.

See submissions from previous graduation photo contests >>

Randy Winzer 2013-2014
PSUs Randy Winzer elected South Central Regional Vice President

During the 2014 Biennial Convention in St. Louis, Pittsburg State University Professor and Alumni Randy Winzer was elected as the 2014-2016 South Central Regional Vice President.  Winzer will serve as the society’s vice president of the south central region, which includes Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.  He is a member and past president of Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 213 at Pittsburg State.  Congratulations!  continue reading >>

Pittsburg State University Phi Kappa Phi Announces 2014 Initiates and Award Winners

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce the 80 initiates into the Phi Kappa Phi Chapter at Pittsburg State University, Chapter 213. Their Initiation Ceremony was held at Pittsburg State University in the Jack H. Overman Student Center on April 13, 2014.  Local chapter president, Dr. Doug Youngerr, presided over the ceremony.  The program included opening remarks by Dr. Steve Scott, President of Pittsburg State University and guest speaker, Mr. Shawn Naccarato, Director of Government and Community Relations at Pittsburg State University.  See Induction at the left for a list of the student initiates.

Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 213 is proud to announce their
Chapter 213 Award winner for 2014-2015, Linda Muffoletto and

the Chapter’s nominee Boya Abudu for the 2014 PKP International Fellowship Award

Ms. Muffoletto is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Counseling and a dual emphasis of Substance Abuse Counseling and Human Resource Development and expects to complete her degrees this summer. Starting Fall 2014, she will be seeking a Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health. She is currently a member of PSU's Students for Violence Prevention (SVP) and have recently received an award for excellence in research from the Psychology Department at PSU.

Each spring, every local chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is asked to forward one single nominee to the National headquarters to compete for one of dozens of Fellowship Awards.  This year, Pittsburg State University, Chapter #213 selected Boya Abudu as our fellowship nominee. Ms. Abudu plans to graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Physical Science. She will be pursuing a career in medicine (M.D.) and has been accepted to several medical schools.

Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 213 is proud to announce their
PSU 2014 Faculty Initiates

This year, we are proud to announce four PSU Faculty Initiates into our chapter:  Christine Mekkaoui, Director of Intensive English Programs; Holly J. Page-Sagehorn, Assistant Professor in School of Construction; Barry J. Wilson, Chair/Associate Professor in Graphic and Imaging Technologies; and Lee Young, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Success.

Officers of Chapter 213

President:Dr. Doug Younger

Vice President/President-Elect:
Dr. Peggy Snyder

Student Vice President:
Danielle Ackermann & Lauren Simmons

Secretary: Dr. Lynn Murray

Treasurer:Dr. Tim Flood

Public Relations:
Ms. Donna Sue Pintar

Scholarships/Awards Officer:
Dr. Lynn Murray & Mr. Randy Winzer

Chapter Administrative Assistant:
Ms. Kristi Toeller

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