Phi Kappa Phi

Honor. Excellence. Impact.

Logo of Phi Kappa Phi, the honors society

Founded in 1897, the Society is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines.  Its 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. Caldwell University, #335, received its charter in April 2016.

Chapter Officers
  • Lynne Alleger, President, Academic Success Center, member since 2016
  • Agnes Berki, President Elect, Associate Professor of Biology, member since 2017
  • William Velhagen, Past President, Associate Professor of Biology, member since 1984
  • Rachel Carey, Secretary, member since 2016
  • Maria Miceli, Treasurer, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Life, member since 2016
  • Francine Del Vecchio, Public Relations Officer, Professor, School of Education, member since 2016

Phi Kappa Phi charter certificate.

Student Vice Presidents
  • Stefanie Konboz, inducted 2019
  • Shawn Blaise, inducted 2019
  • Membership in Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation only per the national PKP eligibility guidelines. Letters of Invitation are only issued by the local chapter and sent via email and regular mail in early Spring.
  • Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated.
  • Since its founding, PKP has initiated more than 1.25 million members.
Study Abroad Grants/Literacy Grants/Fellowships
  • Caldwell University PKP members are encouraged to apply for grants and awards offered by the national organization.
Phi Kappa Phi Events

Phi Kappa Phi Balloon Room Event

 ALERT:  2020 Awards available through the Honor Society, PKP.