Folowing their induction ceremony, LHU's newest members of Phi Kappa Phi gathered for a group photo.
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - The Lock Haven University chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi welcomed new members at its 2009 dinner and induction ceremony. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
The induction ceremony took place on November 16 in the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center. Dr. Deborah Erickson, provost and vice president of academic affairs, welcomed the inductees and their parents to the ceremony. She congratulated the students on their academic achievement. She stated, “As your faculty know, it is a pleasure to work with all of you dedicated and bright students. We, the faculty and staff of LHU, are very proud of you.”
LHU President Keith T. Miller echoed Erickson’s remarks. “This event showcases some of the best and brightest. This is a time for celebration, and also a time to reflect on the hard work our students have put in.”
Following the induction ceremony, Author and journalist Matt Connor, LHU class of 1987, delivered the keynote address. He talked about his weekly “Peek at the Past” newspaper feature. Connor described his research into local history and his passion for discovering unknown stories.
Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest, largest and most selective all discipline honor society. The society motto is “Let the love of learning rule humanity.” The society’s mission is to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 % of juniors are eligible for membership.
According to Dr. Deborah Erickson, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, “Invitation to Phi Kappa Phi is an honor and speaks highly of a student’s academic endeavors.” The Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania chapter has been in existence since 1975.