Chapter 127
Phi Kappa Phi


Robbie Montgomery




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Chapter 127 Phi Kappa Phi

News from 2019

Madilyn Jarman graduate fellowship


Fall PKP Lecture


Banquet and Initiation


Muriel Tomlinson Lecture


News from 2018

2018 Tomlinson Lecture


2018 Faculty Initiates

News from 2017

2017 Fall PKP Lecture


2017 Phi Kappa Phi Banquet and Initiation:


2017 Muriel Tomlinson Lecture:


2017 PKP Faculty Members

News from 2016

Jennifer Hampton to Speak at Phi Kappa Phi Initiation Banquet


PKP Recognition Ceremony October 25 (PDF)


Mancusi to Present 2016 Muriel Tomlinson Lecture (PDF)

News from 2015

Fall 2015 Faculty Lecture, Todd Winters ( Oct. 5, 2015 Addenda p.3) (PDF)


2015 Muriel Tomlinson Lecture (PDF)


2015 PKP Recognition Ceremony (PDF)


2015 PKP Initiation Banquet (PDF)

News from 2014

Fall 2014 Faculty Lecture, Lionel Crews (Sept. 29, 2014 Addenda p.1) (PDF)


Muriel Tomlinson Lecture (PDF)


PKP 2014€“ Initiation and Banquet

News from 2013

Fall 2013 Faculty Lecture, Bradley Ray (Oct. 28, 2013 Addenda p.3) (PDF)


Muriel Tomlinson Lecture (PDF)


PKP 2013€“ Initiation and Banquet

News from 2012

Fall 2012 News- Chapter of Merit (Oct. 15, 2012 Addenda p. 1) (PDF)


Fall 2012 - Chris Baxter Oct. 30, 2012 at 7 p.m.


PKP 2012 †Chapter of Merit (PDF)

News from 2011

Click here to view a Pacer article (PDF) on Julie Hill's Spring 2011 Muriel Tomlinson Lecture


Fall 2011 Faculty Lecture, Becky Cox (Oct. 24, 2011 Addenda p.2) (PDF)


PKP 2011 Initiation and Banquet (PDF)

News from 2010

Fall 2010 Faculty Lecture, Nancy Warren Nov. 1, 2010


PKP Claims Chapter of Merit Award (PDF)


PKP Recognizes Top 3 Percent of First- and Second- Year Students


PKP 2010€“ Initiation and Banquet

News from 2009

Fall 2009 News, Literacy With Reading Aloud (Oct. 12, 2009 Addenda p.1) (PDF)


Fall 2009 News and Mary Lee Hall-Top 3% (Oct. 26, 2009 Addenda p.2) (PDF)


UT Martin Recognized As Phi Kappa Phi Chapter of Merit

(From a new release prepared by University Relations, Fall 2009, UT Martin)

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recently recognized the University of Tennessee at Martin chapter as a Chapter of Merit. This award, in its first year, is given to chapters that not only comply with the society’s national standards, but also demonstrate an active commitment to excellence. By receiving the Chapter of Merit distinction, UT Martin’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter, organized in 1971, is being recognized as a thriving organization that meets frequently, holds annual initiations ands applies frequently for Phi Kappa Phi’s select scholarships, grants and fellowships.

The Chapter of Merit Award includes a citation from the Society president, a commendation letter sent to chapter officers and campus administration, special recognition on the Society Web site, mention in Phi Kappa Phi publications, recognition at Phi Kappa Phi’s National Convention, a specially designed logo for use in chapter communications and a $100 award.

Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the Nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Phi Kappa Phi inducts annually 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.

Since its founding, more than 1 million members have been initiated. Some of the organization’s more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, writer John Grisham, opera singer Renee Fleming, journalist Deborah Norville and Netscape founder James Barksdale.

The Society has awarded over $13 million since the inception of its awards programs in 1932. Today, more than $800,000 is awarded annually to qualifying members and nonmembers through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad scholarships, member and chapter awards and grants for local and national literacy initiatives. 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.


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Robbie Montgomery




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