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Washington College “Outstanding”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Phi Beta Kappa Society designated six collegiate chapters and three alumni associations as “Outstanding” at its 44th Triennial Council in Denver, Colorado, last month. The Phi Beta Kappa Senate’s Committee on Chapters and Committee on Associations confer awards each Triennium to the chapters and associations that excel in recognizing academic excellence and achievement, furthering learning for all life, and advocating for the arts and sciences.
Phi Beta Kappa’s Outstanding Chapter Award winners are: among Small Liberal Arts Colleges, McDaniel College and Washington College; among Private Universities, Case Western Reserve University and Elon University; among Public Universities, Kansas State University and the University of Wyoming.
“We warmly congratulate our chapter winners on the steps they are taking not only to honor the nation’s brightest students, but to ensure that they understand the meaning and significance of Phi Beta Kappa’s values in today’s world,” said Phi Beta Kappa Secretary John Churchill.
“Freedom of inquiry and expression, disciplinary rigor, breadth of intellectual perspective, and the pursuit of wisdom are just as important today as they were to our Society’s founders in 1776, if not more so,” he continued. “All of our Outstanding Chapter Award recipients embody these ideals and are sharing them with their students, their campuses and their communities in innovative and creative ways. We are very grateful for their example and continued dedication.”
Phi Beta Kappa’s Outstanding Associations are: the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Boston as Outstanding Small Association (up to 50 members); Cleveland Association of Phi Beta Kappa as Outstanding Midsize Association (51-250 members); and Puget Sound Association as Outstanding Large Association (251+ members).
“The love of learning, and involvement in Phi Beta Kappa, does not end when one graduates from college,” Churchill stated. “Our alumni associations ensure that friendship and fellowship continue through networking and cultural events and highlight the importance of the arts and sciences in cities across the country.”
“We offer our congratulations and thanks to the members of the Boston, Cleveland and Puget Sound Associations for their work to bring Phi Beta Kappa members together through innovative events, dynamic online presence, scholarship programs and arts and sciences advocacy, giving their members a true intellectual home. We commend their hard work and are grateful for their efforts.”
About The Phi Beta Kappa Society
Founded on December 5, 1776, The Phi Beta Kappa Society is the nation’s most-widely known academic honor society. It has chapters at 283 colleges and universities in the United States, 50 alumni associations and more than half a million members around the world. Its mission is to champion education in the liberal arts and sciences, to recognize academic excellence, and to foster freedom of thought and expression. For more information, visit www.pbk.org.