Phi Kappa Phi Recognizes Two Truman Students, Announces New Award

Two Truman students were recently honored by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
John Brockman, a senior biology major from Omaha, Neb., was awarded the Phi Kappa Phi Award of Excellence April 2.

This award, for the 2007-2008 academic year, will allow him to pursue a degree in medicine and a master’s degree in public health at Case Western Reserve University School.

The selection process for this award is based on academic performance, leadership, graduate potential, a personal statement and recommendations. Brockman is one of 100 students in the nation to receive this award.

Amy Bockelman, a sophomore Spanish pre-M.A.E. major from Overland Park, Kan., was awarded a Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant for 2007. She will be participating in a study abroad program in Costa Rica.

Phi Kappa Phi awards 50 Study Abroad Grants annually valued at $1,000 each. They are designed to recognize and assist undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad.

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. The Society inducts more than 30,000 students, faculty and professional staff and alumni each year by invitation only.

The organization has also announced its newest program, the Love of Learning Award.

Fifty of these awards will be given each year in the amount up to $500 each to Phi Kappa Phi members who are seeking funding for post-baccalaureate studies and/or career development opportunities.

This award is only available to active Phi Kappa Phi members. The application is available online at The deadline for applications is June 30.

Any questions about the application process can be directed to Maria Davis at 800.804.9880, ext. 35 or at

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