Welcome to another wonderful edition of your go-to article for Phi Kappa Phi news at St. Norbert College! Today, we would like to begin by congratulating the following Honors students for joining the 327th Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi at SNC:
Class of 2017
Hayley E. Bertrand
Haley A. Joosten
Class of 2018
Tyler J. Butts
Sydney Elise Gauthier
Sarah L. Jensen
Olivia G. Johnson
Mary M. McConnaha
Boris R. Semnic
Dale J. Ullman
David T. Wittmann
And now for some quick statistics: of the 28 students that joined Phi Kappa Phi, 13 are current members of the Honors Program, 12 are non-Honors undergraduate students, and 3 are graduate students! Our chapter also initiated 6 fantastic SNC faculty members into Phi Kappa Phi. We were pleased to see all of you at the ceremony and we hope each and every one of you continues to succeed no matter where life takes you.
Another important announcement we would like to make in this issue involves congratulating Honors Sophomore, Kelly Kuehl, for being selected to receive the $1,000 Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant! For those of you unaware, this particular grant is designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields while studying abroad. Are you interested in this award, but you’re not studying abroad in the Fall? Fret not! Students planning to study abroad in the Spring semester of 2018 as well as students participating in the Global Seminars over J-term are welcome to apply in the next application window which opens July 1st, 2017, and closes on September 15th, 2017. Best of luck to all future applicants!
Next, we would like to congratulate Jonathan Carroll, Student Vice President of Phi Kappa Phi at St. Norbert College, for being selected as the chapter’s nominee in the national Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship competition! The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards fifty-one Fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each active Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards. We wish him luck in during the review process and with his postgraduate studies at NYU.
Juniors: We want to hear from you! Members of the current PKP junior class have an opportunity to become further involved in promoting and governing Phi Kappa Phi on the SNC campus next year in the leadership role of Student Vice President. Student VPs (as a chapter, we can have two) will play a role in helping to promote and expand the presence of Phi Kappa Phi on the SNC campus. These positions will be supported by the existing PKP members on campus (both officers and members), they will assist with the planning and coordination of the induction ceremony in the Spring of '18, and will brainstorm/collaborate ways to promote PKP at SNC. Student VPs attend officer meetings (typically 2-3 times per semester) and work closely with the current officers. It's a great opportunity, the position looks impressive on a resume, and provides opportunities for involvement at the national level. A sincere "thank you" to the current graduating Student Vice President, Jonathan Carroll! Thank you for your assistance during the past year and best of luck to you in the future!
Finally, we would like to draw your attention to an exciting opportunity open exclusively to Phi Kappa Phi Student Vice Presidents: the Student Vice President Leadership Summit! This two-day event will take place on July 14th and 15th in Denver, Colorado, bringing together student vice presidents from Phi Kappa Phi chapters across the country to engage in activities aimed at bolstering leadership development skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with other student vice presidents and learn strategies for enhancing Phi Kappa Phi chapters. To be eligible to attend, students must be an active member of Phi Kappa Phi and currently serve as a student vice president within their chapter. Members must also be returning to campus as a full-time student during the 2017-2018 academic year. For more information on this, contact Stacey Wanta or check out the following link.