Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Member Benefits Highlights – January 2015

Kick off the new year with these deals and opportunities exclusively available to Phi Kappa Phi members.

Preparing for the CPA exam? Apply for the Newton D. Becker Scholarship offered by Becker Professional Education. As part of the scholarship program, Becker will award 20 full four-part CPA Exam Review scholarships each valued at $3,393 and over 100 scholarships each valued at $1,697. To learn more about the program and how to apply, click here.

Beginning January 16, Phi Kappa Phi will team up with Dell as its Partner of the Week to offer members 17 percent savings on computers and electronic and accessory items including TVs, printers, cameras, Bluetooth speakers, monitors, and more! To receive the one-time coupon, click here* and select the "Exclusive Dell Coupon" link between January 16-30. (*You must be logged in with your Phi Kappa Phi credentials.) In addition, members can also share the offer with family members. To request a coupon for family, email and reference The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and partner ID: US72681359. (Please allow up to 24 hours to receive a response.)

Save on a variety of Lenovo products with these exclusive discounts throughout January:
  • Up to 20% off select desktops
  • Up to 25% off select Lenovo laptops
  • Up to 20% off select Lenovo tablets
  • Up to 12% off select ThinkPad laptops
To redeem these and other great deals from Lenovo, click here.

Is organization one of your New Year’s resolutions? If so, let Shoeboxed help you! Shoeboxed provides a fast, easy way to turn your important paper documents such as receipts, bills, business cards, and more into organized digital data. With Shoeboxed, your documents will be carefully sorted and scanned into a secure online account and accessible anytime, anywhere. Take advantage of 20 percent off your first six months when you subscribe. Sign up here to receive the discount and begin eliminating your paper clutter today!

Worldwide Hotel Discount Program 
Enter into a drawing for a one-night free hotel stay when you book between now and March 31 using Phi Kappa Phi’s Worldwide Hotel Discount Program. Choose from a worldwide inventory of hotels with exclusive discounted rates averaging 10-20 percent below best available rates. To book, click here and select the “Need a Hotel Discount?” tab.  

Apply Now! 2015 Phi Kappa Phi Awards & Grants

Ford Fourqurean
2014 Marcus L. Urann Fellowship Recipient
Applications are now available for all Phi Kappa Phi awards and grants programs. The Society's extensive award programs grant more than $1 million each biennium to outstanding students, members and chapters. The awards provide everything from $15,000 Fellowships for graduate study to $500 Love of Learning awards for continuing education and professional development. More than 260 awards and grants will be bestowed in 2015.

To learn more about each program or apply, follow the links below. Applications must be received by the following deadlines:

Click here to read about recent changes to the Award & Grant Programs.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Volunteer Spotlight – January 2015

Jonathan Kotinek
Texas A&M University

: Jonathan Kotinek

Chapter Position: Public Relations Officer

Years of Service to the Chapter: 3 years

University Position: Associate Director, University Honors Program

Degree(s)/Discipline: Ph.D. Educational Psychology, M.A. English

How did you become involved as a chapter officer? I was invited to fill a role vacated by a colleague in Honors who was leaving the university.

What has your chapter done that has made you proud? My association with an organization that emphasizes excellence in all fields and truly values learning for the sake of learning is something I truly prize.

What does Phi Kappa Phi mean to you? My membership in Phi Kappa Phi reminds me to look for opportunities to build bridges with other people through shared experience, and to always strive to keep learning.

What do you enjoy most about being a chapter officer? I really enjoy the opportunity to remind new inductees about the value of learning and making connections as they approach graduation.

What advice would you give to a new chapter officer? Like most things in life, you will get out of your experience what you put into it. Find a way to make your service to Phi Kappa Phi personally meaningful, and it will be something that feeds your energy.

What are your hobbies? I enjoy running, reading, amateur photography, and painting.

Where are you from? I am a native Coloradoan, but a naturalized Texan. I grew up in Arlington and Grand Prairie, TX, and have spent all of my adult life in Bryan/College Station, TX.

See Jonathan's CV.