Phi Kappa Phi Board of Directors Approves Establishment of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Chapter

May 13, 2014

Phi Kappa Phi

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas –The Phi Kappa Phi Board of Directors has approved the establishment of a new chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

“Having Phi Kappa Phi will enable us to celebrate the academic achievement of our upper classmen and graduate students,” said Dr. JoAnn Canales, Dean of the College of Graduate Studies. “Hopefully it will encourage them, as well as faculty and staff, to become part of a select community of top scholars and professionals who are leaders in their fields.”

To be eligible for membership, students must have completed at least 24 semester hours, and graduate students must be in the top 10 percent of their class. Faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also may be eligible for membership.

Phi Kappa Phi, founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Since its founding, Phi Kappa Phi has initiated more than 1 million members, creating a global network of scholars and professionals building an enduring legacy for future generations.