Anthony Lopez, graduate student at University of Bridgeport, represented the institution’s chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi – the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines – at the 44th Biennial Convention held July 28-30 in Atlanta.
Lopez, of Greenwich, currently serves as Alumni Relations Officer of the University of Bridgeport chapter and attended the convention as the chapter’s voting delegate.
The convention brought together more than 300 attendees including chapter officers, board members, Headquarters staff and guests from across the nation.
The two-day event featured a keynote address from Buck Goldstein, co-author of Engines of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial University in the 21st Century, and a plenary address from renowned leadership specialist Lou Heckler.
Other highlights included a panel of three provosts discussing issues impacting higher education, presentation of the Society’s $100,000 Excellence in Innovation Award, regional meetings, chapter development training sessions and elections for the 2016-2018 board of directors and regional vice presidents.
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines.
More About Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of second-term juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. 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.” For more information, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.