The University of Louisiana chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was recently recognized as one of only twelve out of 316 chapters to be awarded a "Chapter of Excellence" Award for 2009-2010.

The award was presented to Chapter President Jack Ferstel at the society’s triennial convention in Kansas City, where he received a check for $500 for the Chapter treasury and a certificate. The award is based on an extensive checklist of activities and organizational standards upheld by a chapter.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on college campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated. Organized in 1951, UL’s chapter will celebrate its 60th anniversary in April 2011.

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