Friday, January 19, 2018

Share Your Stories of Mentorship Success

“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” This quote from Phil Collins probably rings true for anyone who has ever served as a mentor.

Mentoring provides a shared opportunity for learning and growth. In fact, many mentors say they are grateful for the chance to mentor because the experience is more rewarding than they imagined. Are you a mentor? Tell us in the comments below about your experience. Your story may inspire others to get involved.

Maybe you were the one who benefited from having a great mentor. As part of National Mentoring Month, we will celebrate national Thank Your Mentor Day™ on January 25. On this day, we encourage you to thank those individuals who had a lasting impact on your life. Here are a few ideas:
  • Contact your mentor directly to express your appreciation.
  • Show your gratitude on social media.
  • Pass on the lessons you have learned by becoming a mentor to someone in your community.
  • Make a financial contribution to a local mentoring program in your mentor’s honor.
Learn how to become a mentor today.

And don’t forget to join the conversation with us on social media throughout the month by using #PKPMentors and #MentoringWorks.

Apply for a Phi Kappa Phi Award

Phi Kappa Phi is currently accepting applications for its 2018 award programs. The award programs provide funding for graduate study, continuing education, professional development, literacy initiatives and studies abroad.

Since 1933, Phi Kappa Phi’s award programs have recognized members and students on its chapter campuses for outstanding academic achievement. Currently, $1.4 million is awarded each biennium through programs that last year recognized over 350 individuals.

“The best part of Phi Kappa Phi to me, is how it continues its mission—for so many years—to recognize and award students in higher education for excellence in academic achievement,” said Audrey Alleyne, a 2017 award recipient. “This is such a great motivation for students who love learning to continue striving for greater achievements.”

Programs currently accepting applications include:
  • Study Abroad Grants: 50 grants of $1,000 each will be awarded to both members and non-members studying abroad. The deadline to apply is February 15.
  • Literacy Grants: Grants of up to $2,500 are available to Phi Kappa Phi chapters and individual members seeking funding for literacy initiatives. The deadline to apply is April 1.
  • Love of Learning Awards: One hundred awards, at $500 each, are available to help fund post-baccalaureate studies and professional development for active members. The deadline to apply is April 1.
  • Fellowships: Six fellowships of $15,000 each and 51 fellowships of $5,000 each are available to members entering their first year of graduate or professional study. The deadline to apply varies by each Phi Kappa Phi chapter. Contact your local chapter for deadline information.
  • Phi Kappa Phi Scholar & Artist: Once per biennium, Phi Kappa Phi honors two individuals who have demonstrated the ideals of the Society through their lifelong activities, achievements and scholarship. Nominations will be accepted until February 1.
  • Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service Award: Once per biennium, Phi Kappa Phi honors an individual who has provided sustained, non-compensated volunteer service to others beyond the realm of academia. Nominations will be accepted until February 1.
Click here to learn more about the Society’s award programs. If you have questions, contact Kelli Partin, awards manager, at kpartin@phikappaphi.org.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Learn How You Can Save With Office Depot/Office Max

Restock your home and office supplies, and get organized in the new year. Register for a free 30-minute webinar on Tuesday, January 23 to learn how you can save up to 80% on supplies and get free next-day delivery through Phi Kappa Phi’s partnership with Office Depot/Office Max. The live webinar will begin at 1 p.m. CT, and you will learn more about the advantages of buying your supplies through the Phi Kappa Phi Office Depot/OfficeMax Member Values Program and how to access the savings.

 Register now

Questions? Contact Jamie Chapman at jchapman@phikappaphi.org or 800.804.9880, ext. 217.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Don't Miss Your Chance to Show Your Pride and Win!

Did you wear your Phi Kappa Phi stole, medallion or honor cords at your recent graduation? Don't miss your chance to send in your commencement photos showing your Phi Kappa Phi pride. Share them with us for a chance to win an Amazon gift card and be featured in Society materials.

To enter, click here to submit your photo(s) by January 31. Please limit your submission to no more than five photos. High resolution images (JPEG or PNG) are preferred.

The first place winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card, second place will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and third place will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.

Click here for more details including official rules and submissions from previous graduation photo contests.

If you have questions about the contest, contact Hannah Breaux at hbreaux@phikappaphi.org.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Internship Board Now Available

We are excited to announce the new Phi Kappa Phi Internship Board—a resource to connect members looking to expand their knowledge and hands-on experience with internship opportunities.

The Phi Kappa Phi Internship Board allows you to:
  • Search and apply to the best internships at organizations that want to help you grow.
  • Post multiple résumés and cover letters, or choose an anonymous profile to maintain control of your information and choose to whom your information is shared.
  • Set up efficient alerts to deliver the latest internships right to your inbox. You can receive an alert every time an internship that matches your personal profile, skills, interests, and preferred location becomes available.
  • Access valuable resources to find the perfect internship. You can even ask experts for advice, get résumé writing tips, utilize career assessment test services, and more.
Employers, you can also use the board to recruit the most qualified Phi Kappa Phi members for open internships at your organization. The board allows you to place your internship postings where top talent can find them and apply, search the résumé database, contact eager candidates, and fill your internships quickly.

Visit Internships.PhiKappaPhi.org to access the Internship Board and create your profile today!

Questions? Contact Jamie Chapman at jchapman@phikappaphi.org or 800.804.9880, ext. 217.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Phi Kappa Phi Installs Chapter 345 at Nova Southeastern University

Phi Kappa Phi will install its 345th chapter at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, today, January 9. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

The installation of the Nova Southeastern University chapter comes after a thorough chartering process and approval from the Society’s board of directors. To be eligible, an institution must be a regionally accredited four-year college or university with an established reputation of excellence and an expressed commitment to upholding the values of the Society.

“The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to welcome Nova Southeastern University to its community of scholars,” said Society Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd. “NSU’s core values—academic excellence, student centered, integrity, innovation, opportunity, scholarship/research, diversity and community—fit nicely with the Society’s mission of excellence and engagement.”

Officers elected by the chartering group to serve the newly installed chapter include President Dr. Maria Petrescu, President-elect Dr. Patricia C. Rose, Primary Contact Dr. Don Rosenblum, Secretary Dr. Sonia F. Kay, Treasurer Dr. Rachelle Dorne and Administrative Assistant Vanessa Mezquia.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Member Benefit Highlights – January 2018

Start your new year off right with exclusive savings and discounts available to Phi Kappa Phi members.

Avis Preferred
Traveling in the new year? Plan your next trip with Avis Preferred and save up to 25% off Avis base rates when making a reservation with Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number W980400. Visit Avis.com/PhiKappaPhi to complete your reservation and receive instant online and email confirmation of your travel plans.

Budget Truck
Moving soon? Make your next move a smooth ride with reliable and easy-to-drive trucks, a variety of sizes up to 26’, and 24/7 roadside assistance. Plus, take advantage of the Budget Truck Rental discount offered exclusively to Phi Kappa Phi members and save 15% on rental and mileage. To book your rental, call 1.800.566.8422 and mention Phi Kappa Phi account number 56000134543 or visit BudgetTruck.com/PhiKappaPhi to book online.

Church Hill Classics
Are you a new Phi Kappa Phi member? Show off your Phi Kappa Phi pride with a customizable initiation certificate frame from Church Hill Classics. Choose from a variety of frame mouldings, mat colors and materials to create a frame that complements your home or office decor. In addition, you can find a frame to showcase your medallion, stole or Phi Kappa Phi photos. Click here to start designing today!

Franklin Planner
Start the new year with a plan! Phi Kappa Phi members receive a 15% discount on all online purchases from Franklin Planner. Whether you’re looking for a Franklin Planner signature planning system to organize your time or a fine leather bag to organize your professional world, you’ll find the tools you need at Franklin Planner. Visit FranklinPlanner.com and use promo code PKPMEMBER to start planning today!

GEICO
Looking to save money in 2018? Find out if GEICO can help with your New Year’s resolution. Qualifying members can get a special discount of up to 8%, and existing GEICO customers may also be eligible for the discount. Visit GEICO.com/PhiKappaPhi or call 1.800.368.2734 and reference The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for a free quote today. Each time you request a quote, GEICO makes a contribution to the Society, helping to support the Society’s award programs.

Office Depot
Stock up on all of your school and office supplies at Office Depot/OfficeMax and save! Phi Kappa Phi members can save up to 80% on more than 93,000 products and get free next-day delivery on online orders over $50. Click here to start shopping in the exclusive Phi Kappa Phi online store or print a free Store Purchasing Card to use at any Office Depot/OfficeMax store.

Phi Kappa Phi Gear
Return to campus in style with Society-branded gear. From dressy polos to hooded jackets and everything in between, the easy-to-navigate Phi Kappa Phi online store makes it simple to shop for your favorite Phi Kappa Phi items. Visit PhiKappaPhiStore.org to shop today. Plus, free ground shipping is available for orders of $50 or more!

Visit PhiKappaPhi.org/Discounts to access all of the discounts available to active members year-round. Please note, discounts are reserved for active members, and you will be required to log in to access many of the partnership pages within the website.

Questions? Contact Jamie Chapman, member engagement director, at jchapman@phikappaphi.org.