Thursday, August 31, 2017

Win Your Favorite Piece of Phi Kappa Phi Gear

Have you had your eye on a certain piece of Phi Kappa Phi merchandise? Take part in our Pin to Win contest for your chance to win the item of your choice!

Between August 31 and September 10, simply follow Phi Kappa Phi on Pinterest and pin your favorite merchandise item from our "Grab the Gear" board. One winner—selected at random—will receive the item they have pinned.

How to Enter:

1. Follow Phi Kappa Phi on Pinterest.
2. Select your favorite item on our "Grab the Gear" board.
3. Repin the item.

Only one entry per user will be accepted, and you must be an active Phi Kappa Phi member to enter.

Click here for official rules and details. Happy pinning!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Apply Today for a Phi Kappa Phi Award

Applications are being accepted for Session B of the Study Abroad Grant and Love of Learning Award programs.

Study Abroad Grants support undergraduates, both members and nonmembers, as they seek expanded knowledge and experience in their academic fields of study. Interested students do not have to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi to apply, but must attend an institution with an active chapter. Twenty-five $1,000 grants will be awarded during Session B. The deadline to apply is September 15.

Love of Learning Awards help fund post-baccalaureate professional development for active Phi Kappa Phi members including graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, travel related to teaching and research, career development and more. One hundred awards, at $500 each, will be distributed during Session B. The deadline to apply is October 1.

If you have questions about either program, please contact Kelli Partin at or 800.804.9880, ext. 235.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Free GRE Webinar on August 23

The Princeton Review has teamed up with Phi Kappa Phi to help students prepare for the grad school entrance exam, the GRE. If you’re gearing up to take the GRE and want to find out how to maximize your score, join us on Wednesday, August 23, at 6 p.m. Central Time.

Topics will include:

GRE misconceptions and truths
  • Exclusive Princeton Review test-taking strategies to help you score higher
  • Question types, scoring, and structure
  • Ways to dodge "traps"
  • Question and answer session
  • ... and a special offer from The Princeton Review

The webinar is free and available for anyone to attend.

Can't attend the webinar? Sign up to receive a free recording!

Questions? Contact Jamie Chapman at or 800.804.9800, ext. 217.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Announcing the Graduation Photo Contest Winners

Drumroll, please! We’re excited to announce the winners of our Spring 2017 Graduation Photo Contest. The top 10 photos received nearly 3,000 votes in total!

Congratulations to Moyoninuoluwa Ajayi, from Illinois Wesleyan University, who was selected as the first place winner. As first place recipient, Moyoninuoluwa received a $100 Amazon gift card. Elizabeth Zimmerman, from Elon University, was awarded second place and a $50 Amazon gift card. Third place and a $25 Amazon gift card went to Brooke Busch, from Texas State University.

Watch for the winning entries, along with other submissions, to appear in various Phi Kappa Phi marketing and promotional materials. And stay tuned for details about the Fall Graduation Photo Contest, which will open this December.

To see all photos entered into the contest, visit our Flickr page.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Member Benefits Highlights – August 2017

August is here, which means it’s time to head back to school! Whether you are a faculty or staff member, student, or parent, don’t miss out on these great back-to-school specials available exclusively to Phi Kappa Phi members throughout August.

Living Language *New Benefit
Phi Kappa Phi has partnered with Living Language—a self-study foreign language program—to offer members exclusive savings on course subscriptions. Living Language offers books, audio, apps, community forums, online courses, and e-tutors to provide a comprehensive language learning experience. Members can receive a discount on all online course subscriptions including 50% off one-year subscriptions and 20% off all other subscriptions. Visit to choose the language you want to learn and enter promo code PKP50 at checkout for a one-year subscription or PKP20 for all other subscriptions.

AmazonSmile is a simple, automatic way to support Phi Kappa Phi every time you shop at at no cost to you. When you shop using AmazonSmile, you’ll find the same low prices and selection with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Phi Kappa Phi. Click here to start shopping today! Bookmark the AmazonSmile link to make it even easier to support the Society every time you shop on Amazon.

Are you preparing for the CPA Exam? Let Becker Professional Education help you achieve your goals! Members are eligible for a $300 discount when registering for all four parts of Becker's CPA Review Course at the same time. Visit to enroll online and select ‘The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi’ from the society drop-down menu on the Affiliations tab. The discount will be automatically applied to your purchase.

Franklin Planner
Let Franklin Planner help you stay organized this school year! Phi Kappa Phi members receive a 15% discount on all online purchases from Franklin Planner. Visit and use promo code PKPMEMBER to start planning today.

Looking for a new computer to help keep up with coursework and studying? Lenovo offers instant savings up to 42% off high performance technologies and up to 60% off accessories! Visit to access the Phi Kappa Phi member site for the latest and greatest in Lenovo technology, including the legendary Think-branded PCs, as well as a family of tablets and smart phones.

Office Depot
Regardless of the school or grade you are shopping for, you’ll find everything you need for success in the upcoming year at Office Depot and Office Max. Members can save up to 80% year round. Visit to shop online and get free next-day delivery on orders over $50, or print your free Store Purchasing Card to shop in store.

The Princeton Review
In the midst of test prep? Prepare with The Princeton Review and save! Phi Kappa Phi members and family are eligible to save up to $150 on classroom courses, small group instruction, tutoring, and self-guided courses for the MCAT, LSAT, GRE, GMAT, and more. To access the appropriate promo code, click here or call 1.800.2.REVIEW.
Questions about member benefits? Contact Jamie Chapman at or 800.804.9880, ext. 217.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Volunteer Spotlight – August 2017

Teresa Simpson
Lamar University

Chapter Position: President

University Position: Special Assistant to the Dean for Student Recruitment, Retention and Success/Clinical Instructor in Educational Leadership, College of Education and Human Development

Years of Service to the Chapter
: 3

Ed.D., Educational Leadership

How did you become involved as a chapter officer? I was nominated by the Dean of the Reaud Honors College to serve as Vice President.

What has your chapter done that has made you proud?
Our chapter has worked very hard this past year to increase our visibility to both our faculty and students. We created a dedicated website for the chapter with landing pages for Phi Kappa Phi awards information to include deadlines. This site serves as a great resource for faculty as they advise students of opportunities and makes it easier for the student to find.

We will add a faculty liaison to the Board this year. This effort was led by the establishment of the Dr. Kevin Dodson/Phi Kappa Phi Endowment. This $20,000 endowment bears the name of a truly dedicated member to our chapter, dean of the Reaud Honors College and past president of the chapter. I have worked with Dr. Dodson for over 13 years and am honored we were able to recognize his commitment to student development and success in this way. I am most proud of this. The endowment will begin funding an estimated $1,000 per year in 2019. The recipient(s) will be awarded funds based on the same merits and for the same purpose as the PKP awards at the national level. The endowment demonstrates our chapter's commitment to our undergraduate and graduate students' development and success.

What does Phi Kappa Phi mean to you? The honor to work with collective peers—both faculty and staff—in making available pathways for student success through scholarship and co-curricular experiences.

What do you enjoy most about being a chapter officer? The ability to work with peers who are student-focused and share a passion for the love of learning.

What advice would you give to a new chapter officer? Budget in the time to develop through biennial conferences and regional workshops. The more you know, the more you are able to share with your students and the more opportunities they have to develop and succeed.

What are your hobbies? Spending time with my family and promoting student success through athletic development.

Where are you from? Texas

Click here to see Teresa's CV.