Published on April 8, 2019 by Sean Flynt
Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society
Samford University will host guest speaker Sheri Spaine Long, Executive Director of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, at the annual initiation ceremony of the university’s Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society April 9, at 5 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall.
Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society, provides a global network of scholars and professionals. Junior students must rank in the top 7.5% to qualify for initiation. Seniors and graduate students much rank in the top 10% of their classes.
Samford's chapter, founded in 1972, will initiate 87 students this year and induct Samford professors Rachel Hague (social work) and Amy Broeseker (pharmacy) as honorary members. Philosophy Department chair Dennis Sansom will preside.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.