Stofleth Selected to Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi's National Council of Students

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Andrew Stofleth, of Richmond, was recently selected to the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi’s 2014-16 National Council of Students. The Council, comprised of 10 student vice presidents from the Society’s five regions, serves as a student advisory panel.

Established in 2007, the Council is tasked with enhancing communication with student vice presidents, planning and hosting a student leadership conference, interacting with student vice presidents within their respective regions, among other tasks. Two members from the Council of Students will be selected by their peers at the 2014 Convention in St. Louis to serve as voting members on the Board of Directors.

Stofleth is the second EKU student vice president selected for national duties, following Brittany Neaves, who concludes her term this summer. Stofleth will attend the 2014 Biennial Convention on behalf of the EKU chapter as its voting delegate.  

Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. It inducts annually approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni and has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.

Since its founding, more than 1.25 million members have been initiated. Some of the organization’s more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist David Baldacci and YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley. The Society has awarded approximately $14 million since the inception of its awards program in 1932. Today, $1 million is awarded each biennium to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, member and chapter awards and grants for local and national literacy initiatives.

For more information on Phi Kappa Phi, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.

Published on July 02, 2014