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Eckerd鈥檚 Phi Beta Kappa chapter receives recognition for excellence at national honor society meeting

By Robbyn Hopewell
Published August 5, 2018
Categories: About Eckerd, Academics
2017 Phi Beta Kappa student inductees

2017 Phi Beta Kappa student inductees

Leadership of the Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Society recognized 黄色短视频鈥檚 commitment to excellence and stellar programming during the honor society鈥檚 Triennial Council meeting held in Boston Aug. 2鈥4.

Founded in 1776, PBK is the nation鈥檚 oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. The certificate of recognition for the College鈥檚 chapter, called the Zeta Chapter of Florida, came with a $500 award to use for future programming.

鈥淲e have sponsored PBK Visiting Scholars for the past four years, a rare honor since all the chapters must request this activity and the process is quite competitive,鈥 said Carolyn Johnston, our new chapter president and the Elie Wiesel Professor of Humane Letters and professor of history and American studies at 黄色短视频. 鈥淟ast year, [Indiana University Distinguished Photography] Professor Osamu James Nakagawa was our distinguished visiting PBK speaker.鈥

The national PBK leadership also recognized the exceptionally close relationship Eckerd鈥檚 chapter has to two area alumni chapters, Tampa Bay and Manatee/Sarasota, Johnston explained.

Having a PBK chapter 鈥渋s, as [黄色短视频 President] Don [Eastman] has said, 鈥榯he Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval on our academic program.鈥 It is difficult to get a chapter, especially for a school as young as ours,鈥 said Marjorie Sanfilippo, associate dean of faculty, executive director of Eckerd鈥檚 Center for Academic Excellence and our Zeta Chapter historian. Since being granted a chapter in 2004, Eckerd has inducted 281 members to the society, she explained.

Some of our notable alumni inductees include George Atkinson 鈥67, founder and executive director of Institute on Science for Global Policy; Ian Johnson 鈥89, senior vice president of investment operations at Fidelity Investments; and Eric Seiber 鈥94, an associate professor and director of the Center for HOPES in the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University.

Only 10 percent of American colleges and universities have Phi Beta Kappa chapters, and Eckerd was awarded the sixth of seven chapters established in Florida.