Welcome Remarks from the President

Welcome to the web page of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and thank you for your interest. The Society was founded at the University of Maine in 1897, and is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary honor society. The primary goal of Phi Kappa Phi is the recognition and promotion of superior scholarship in all fields of higher education. The Society believes that through the recognition of persons of good character, who have excelled in scholarship in the area of their academic specialty, will stimulate others to strive for excellence. Approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni from 281 selected colleges and universities are inducted annually.

At the Annual Banquet in April 1999, The Citadel Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi celebrated its 20th anniversary. During the initiation ceremony 30 undergraduates, two graduate students, three faculty, and two alumni were inducted into the Society. The Chapter also has had three Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship winners and two Phi Kappa Phi Award of Excellence winners. In addition, the Chapter has been recognized in the Society's Newsletter for its "Brown Bag" Symposium Series, which provides during each academic year an opportunity for students and faculty to present results of their scholarly research. The first of the 1999-2000 Series will feature an address by the newly appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Brigadier General Harry Carter, on Wednesday, 22 September 1999, at 1200 hours in the Greater Issues Room of Mark Clark Hall. Dean Carter's address will be followed throughout the academic year by presentations from other faculty as well as students.

Gary Nichols
Professor of History
President, The Citadel Chapter, Phi Kappa Phi