University of Illinois Chapter Hosts Regional Conference
The Alpha Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma at the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign will be hosting a Regional Convention on April 10, 2010 for those schools interested in participating. The day will begin with a provided lunch and lead into multiple breakout sessions followed by a keynote presentation by Adam Carroll. Adam Carroll is the founder of National Financial Educators, whose mission is to educate and inspire young people to take control of their finances. He has spoken in front of over 150,000 college students nationally and has also co-authored the book Winning the Money Game: A Financial Rule Book for Young People. He also founded Four Legacies Mortgage, the first socially-responsible mortgage company in the state of Iowa. According to Alpha Chapter Treasurer Matt Reed, "Our reason for holding the convention is to provide an engaging, informative speaker to attendees. The topic addressed is one we feel is applicable to all students and one of particular interest to our organization, which encourages academic excellence and helps students strive for success. We also want to give our members the chance to network with other schools while learning valuable information for the future." If you have any further questions regarding the event or are interested in attending please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knoxville, Tennessee -- Site of 2010 National Convention
The Phi Eta Sigma Executive Committee conducted its off-convention-year meeting the last weekend of May at Sanibel Island, Florida, to discuss plans for the Society's future. During this meeting, Knoxville, Tennessee, was chosen as the site of the 2010 National Convention and Leadership Workshops, which will be held in early October and co-hosted by the University of Tennessee chapter. Begin making your plans now to attend. Detailed information about the convention will be added to this site as arrangements are finalized.
Click here for information concerning the Philanthropy Project of the Phi Eta Sigma 40th National Convention and Leadership Workshops, which we hope all chapters will make a priority for planning and participation.
Louisville, Kentucky, provided the colorful and energizing setting for the 39th Phi Eta Sigma National Convention and Leadership Workshops hosted by the University of Louisville chapter and the Executive West Hotel October 3-5, 2008. It was "off to the races" from the very beginning of the three-day action-packed event. Please go to NATIONAL CONVENTION under the menu listing EVENTS for a full report on this outstanding event in the life of Phi Eta Sigma.
2008-2010 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
One of the most important events of any Phi Eta Sigma national convention is the selection of the Society leadership by the student delegates in attendance. This year's election produced a particularly outstanding group of Society leaders to make up its 2008-2010 Executive Committee.
PHI ETA SIGMA 2008-2010 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Front row (l to r.): Ms. Lindsay Painter, The Florida State University, student member; Ms. Molly Lawrence, The University of Alabama, Grand President; Ms. Marilyn Moore, Gannon University; Ms. Mary Jo Custer, Syracuse University, Grand Historian.
Back row (l to r.): Mr. Brad Lee, The University of Alabama, student member; Mr. Sam Morin, University of Idaho, student member; Dr. Ryan Dye, St. Ambrose University; Mr. Tony Kemp, Mercer University, Grand Vice President; Mr. Tim Lemper, Esq., Indiana University; Mr. John Harrell, Indiana University, Grand President Emeritus; Dr. John Sagabiel, Western Kentucky University, Grand Secretary-Treasurer.
SCHOLARSHIP AND AWARD WINNERS
The Scholarship Committee has completed its evaluation of the applications of Phi Eta Sigma members for scholarships and awards for full-time study during the 2009-2010 academic year. Please go to CURRENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS on this Web site for a complete listing of these outstanding members.
A total of $285,000 in Founders Fund income will be distributed as follows in scholarships and awards
to a total of 75 outstanding Phi Eta Sigma scholars during the 2009-2010 academic year:
|1||$10,000 Scholar-Leader of-the-Year Endowed Scholarship for full-time undergraduate study or first-year graduate study|
|4||$7,500 Distinguished Member Endowed Graduate Scholarships|
|35||$6,000 Distinguished Member Endowed Undergraduate Scholarships|
|35||$1,000 Undergraduate Awards|
NEW CHAPTER INSTALLED
We are pleased to welcome the University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C., installed May 4, 2009, to the Phi Eta Sigma family.
The University of the District of Columbia chapter advisers and officers proudly display their charter.
NEW FOR STUDENTS
FORUM FOR STUDENTS
Heather Reif of Florida State University, student member of the Phi Eta Sigma national Executive Committee, has created a Phi Eta Sigma forum on www.facebook.com, which has become a means of communication for officers, advisers, and members of chapters across the country. The forum, which provides discussion boards, recent news, and general posts, presently has more than 100 members who are able to share their ideas nationally.
To become a member of the forum, go to www.facebook.com, search for the group "Phi Eta Sigma" and request access. THIS IS AN EXCITING ADDITION TO THE PHI ETA SIGMA COMMUNICATION OPTIONS! TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT TODAY!
PHI KAPPA PHI EMERGING SCHOLAR AWARDS
The Phi Kappa Phi all disciplines, upper-level honor society is pleased to announce its Emerging Scholar Awards which recognize outstanding rising sophmores (those students who will complete their freshman year Spring 2008) studying at Phi Kappa Phi member institutions. Each year, Phi Kappa Phi will grant 60 awards in the amount of $250 each to students who meet the eligibility requirements outlined on the PHI KAPPA PHI FACT SHEET located on this Web site.
WEB SITE UPDATE: Our CHAPTER ADVISERS page has become very popular for advisers' use in submitting membership records online, ordering merchandise and supplies, and reviewing the checklist for submitting scholarship applications. We are pleased that we have been able to better meet the needs of our chapters and welcome any suggestions for improvement.
We are also still in the process of obtaining Web site addresses for all of our chapters. Please check the CHAPTER LISTINGS page to see if we have a link to your site. If not, we would appreciate receiving your address AT YOUR EARLIEST CONVENIENCE.
Pictured above are Albuquerque convention delegates modeling specialty-clothing items now available to our membership from Signature Stitches of Bowling Green, Kentucky. For more information concerning these and other society items, please visit the MARKET PLACE page of this Web site. Consider ordering an item or two for yourself or as a special gift for a deserving member.