Magazine article Phi Kappa Phi Forum

President's Message

Magazine article Phi Kappa Phi Forum

President's Message

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Time flies. Good times fly faster.

If I, a jogger, could run as fast as my time as president of the board of directors of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has gone by, I'd be headed to the Olympics in London. But my fleetness would be no match for the endurance of the nation's largest, most inclusive, and best academic honor society.

In my short and swift-passing tenure as president, we've seen some changes and started some developments. At-large members now serve on the board, and we're engaged in the excitement and hard work of creating a national service initiative.

Changes are good. Survival requires them, in individuals and organizations. But continuity has its place, too. For Phi Kappa Phi, which dates to 1897, the best continuity is the initiation of new members. In my two years as president, the Society has initiated more than 60,750 members and increased our active members by seven percent, as of press deadline.

These are important numbers, especially when academic excellence nationwide is in short supply. As you might know, the United States lags behind many other nations in the percentage of younger citizens earning college degrees. …

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