Published on April 8, 2019 by Sean Flynt  
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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. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.