Submit your academic & service records for consideration for Phi Beta Kappa & find out about other academic-honor societies at Texas Tech & Angelo State

www.PhiBetaKappa.org Oldest undergraduate honors organization in the US; fostering & recognizing academic excellence in liberal arts & sciences since 1776.  286 chapters in the US [as of 2016].  Texas Tech University-sheltered Phi Beta Kappa chapter: www.depts.TTU.PhiBetaKappa.org

Texas Tech University students graduating in May, August or December can be considered for Phi Beta Kappa:  Jennifer.Snead@TTU.edu

Please note the additional information needed from transfer students — in order to provide a complete history of academic courses and  grades (required for consideration for Phi Beta Kappa membership).

Also, the Phi Beta Kappa Association of West Texas & Eastern New Mexico: www.TTU.edu/PhiBetaKappa & www.TTU.edu/PhiBetaKappa/board.html

Phi Beta Kappa Association of West Texas and Eastern New Mexicowww.TTU.edu/PhiBetaKappa  High School Academic Excellence [financial] Award (endowment at the Lubbock Area Foundation with matching-grant funds from the CH Foundation) for highest-achieving, academically talented high school juniors who apply & are selected:  Robert Posteraro, MD (RHPos@EarthLink.Net) or Michelle Grable (Michelle.Grable@HotMail.com) 53+ annual applicants at the Summa, Magna & Cum Laude as well as “Honorable Mention” levels from Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland, Tascosa & other area high schools.  Provided personalized PBK keys for ‘08 & ‘09 inductees at Texas Tech University.  Recent past US presidents & US President Obama share a Phi Beta Kappa connection:  three former US Presidents are PBKs:  George H.W. Bush/Yale ‘48; Bill Clinton/Georgetown ‘68 & Jimmy Carter/honorary at KS State Univ. ‘91.  Two are sons of PBKs:  US President Obama (through his father Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., PBK/Hawai’i at Manoa in ‘62) & past US President George W. Bush (through his father).   PBKs share the honor of membership with 17 US Presidents & seven of the nine current US Supreme Court Justices (including Sonia Sotomayor, PBK, Princeton, ’76).  Famous or not, all PBKs have one thing in common:  the pursuit of excellence.  PBKs whose names you may know:  Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon.com; Glenn Close, actor; Eileen Collins, space-shuttle commander; Francis Ford Coppola, film director; Michael Crichton, author; Rita Dove, former US Poet Laureate; John Hope Franklin, historian; Brian Greene, physicist; Peyton Manning, NFL quarterback; Stephen Sondheim, composer & lyricist; Gloria Steinem, co-founder of Ms. Magazine; John Updike, novelist & critic.  Lambda of Texas Phi Beta Kappa chapter sheltered by faculty at Texas Techwww.Depts.TTU.edu/PhiBetaKappa & scholarships available:  www.PBK.org/InfoView/PBK_InfoView.aspx?t=&id=5

Other national honor societies at Texas Tech & Angelo State:

www.PhiKappaPhi.org US’ oldest, larest & most selective all-discipline honor society; $500,000 annual scholarship & award program

College freshmen: www.PhiEtaSigma.org or Lynn.Elms@TTU.edu or 806-742-2350

First-year college students: www.NationalALD.org or Lynn.Elms@TTU.edu at 806-742-2350

Community college honor society: www.PhiThetaKappa.org & Texas Tech University’s Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Association for transfer studentsAnna.Delano@TTU.edu or 806-742-1480 or 806-472-3911

www.GoldenKey.org International academic honour society for college & university students from all academic disciplines; $400,000 annual scholarship & award programs

http://www.PhiUpsilonOmicron.org National honor society in Family & Consumer Sciences

Also: Association of College Honor Societies http://www.ACHSNatl.org

Sociedad Nacional Honoraria HispanicaSigma Delta Pi (www.Orgs.TTU.edu/SigmaDeltaPi/AboutSigmaDeltaPi.html)  One of 564 chapters of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society (www.SigmaDeltaPi.org):  honoring  excellence in the study of the Spanish language, contributing to cultural understanding & upholding the goals of the society; also, providing scholarships, awards & recommended chapter activities & projects.  Award-winning TTU Alpha Phi Chapter, thanks to Advisors Dr. Laura Beard & most recently Dr. Comfort Pratt (C.Pratt@TTU.edu), who have won SDP’s prestigious Certificados de Honor y Merito (in previous years & in ’07 & ’08).  Dr. Pratt has won the Minaya Alvar Fanez [faculty advisor] Award in ’05, ’08 & ’09.  Free, M & Th, 10a-1p tutoring for all Spanish-language students at Texas Tech (#222 Scarlet & Black Room of Student Union Building) during fall & spring semesters.  2009 sponsor of Peace & Security Forum & bestowing the Order of Don Quijote upon Dr. Harley.Oberhelman@TTU.edu in ‘08.

Angelo State University honors contacts:  Nancy.Larson@Angelo.edu Among US’ top 20 undergraduate physics programs; 39 undergraduate & 23 graduate programs, exceptional scholarship program; 6,200+ students, ambiance & personalized attention of a smaller private university. Students from 43 states, 22 countries & 211 of Texas’ 254 counties (68 percent Caucasian, 23 percent Hispanic & 6 percent African-American …) & a 268-acre campus with new academic, recreational & residential facilities; men’s football, basketball, baseball, cross country & track; women’s volleyball, basketball, cross country, soccer, track & softball. www.Angelo.edu or 1-800-9-GO-TO-ASU (1-800-946-8627).

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