Phi Beta Kappa Chapter Celebrates Anniversary

A plaque celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Delta Chapter of Missouri Phi Beta Kappa was recently unveiled in Pickler Memorial Library.

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Included in the photo from left to right are: Thomas Capuano, professor of foreign language; James Przybylski, professor of political science; David Conner, professor of psychology; Chett Breed, professor of English and linguistics; Darrell Krueger, Truman State University president; Patricia Burton, professor of philosophy and religion; Dereck Daschke, associate professor of philosophy and religion; Stephen Pollard, professor of philosophy and religion; Todd Hammond, professor of math and computer science; Roberta Donahue, associate professor of health and exercise sciences; Richard Coughlin, dean of libraries and museums; James Turner, associate professor emeritus, business; Robert Cowan, professor emeritus, psychology; and Robert Graber, professor emeritus, anthropology.

The process for installing a Phi Beta Kappa chapter is very rigorous. Only about 10 percent of the nation’s institutions of higher learning have Phi Beta Kappa chapters.

The ideal Phi Beta Kappan has demonstrated intellectual integrity, tolerance for other views and a broad range of academic interests.

Each year, about one college senior in 100, nationwide, is invited to join Phi Beta Kappa.

Membership in Phi Beta Kappa shows commitment to the liberal arts and sciences, and to freedom of inquiry and expression — and it provides a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest undergraduate academic honor society in the liberal arts and sciences. It was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and now has a total of 270 chapters.
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