President’s Message


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Emilie Brown

“Let the Love of Learning Rule Humanity”

Dear members and prospective members of Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 143,

I am honored to lead our chapter in a very special year- 2022, the year of our Chapter’s 50th anniversary. Through many changes, challenges, ups, and downs, Chapter 143 of the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has persevered to serve the central mission of PKP, to “Let the Love of Learning Rule Humanity.”

With over 4500 students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members inducted into through Chapter 143 since our founding, our membership spans the globe in search of excellence in all areas. We maintain an active presence on campus– hosting social events and luncheons for members and students; providing service opportunities and volunteers for campus and community events; and through philanthropic gifts to campus and community organizations. We take pride in the thousands of dollars in scholarships that we award each year to YSU students as they achieve excellence in the areas of service and scholarship.

We desire membership in Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter 143 to offer more than a line on a resume. Our Chapter works diligently to provide opportunities for engagement throughout the year and has been recognized at the National level for our commitment to excellence. We were awarded the Circle of Excellence Platinum Award in 2021, the highest honor bestowed on local chapters from the National organization.

In this special year, we invite ALL inducted members to re-engage with us. Current members- join us for meetings and luncheons. Inactive members- reactivate your membership and find old and new connections within Phi Kappa Phi. Prospective members- attend our open luncheons to learn more about our organization, apply for our scholarships, and accept your invitation to join if you are selected for membership.

Please feel free to reach out to me if I can assist you in any way, and I hope to see you at some of our upcoming celebrations!


Emilie Brown, President

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