Kassy Fineout, academic advisor in WKU’s Academic Advising & Retention Center, recently received a Love of Learning award worth $500 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Fineout is one of 80 recipients nationwide to receive the award.
Fineout plans to use funds from the award to attend the Southern Association for College Student Affairs national conference in Greenville, South Carolina.
Fineout, of East Lansing, Michigan, was initiated into the Society in 2011 at Michigan State University.
The Love of Learning program, implemented in 2007, grants 160 awards annually to support active Society members’ graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, career development, and travel related to teaching and studies. The Society’s robust award programs give more than $1 million each biennium to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, member and chapter awards, and grants for local and national literacy initiatives.
To learn more about the award and grant programs, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org/Awards.
About Phi Kappa Phi: Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni each year. The Society has chapters at more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. 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 information about Phi Kappa Phi, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.
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