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Ms. Kristi Yazvac Awarded Scholarship

We take great pride in announcing that Ms. Kristi Yazvac, Student Vice President for Chapter 143, has been awarded a prestigious Walter and Adelheid Hohenstein Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship for graduate study. The Hohenstein Fellowship is awarded to the top-ranked nominee from each of Phi Kappa Phi’s five regions. Ms. Yazvac is the eleventh Chapter 143 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship awardee. She is the first to receive a named fellowship. The Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship is a $5000 award to be used in support of a candidate’s graduate degree program. A total of 57 Fellowships were awarded from a candidate pool of 161 nominees. Individual chapters can nominate one individual as a fellowship candidate. The Chapter 143 Scholarship Committee, chaired by Scholarship Officer Emilie Eberth, selected Ms. Yazvac’s application from a pool of three candidates and placed it in nomination for the national fellowship competition.

Ms. Yazvac, a 2011 graduate of Boardman High School, completed her undergraduate degree in May with a major in Applied Mathematics and a minor in Spanish. She is pursuing a Master’s degree in Economics at Youngstown State University. Ms. Yazvac compiled an impressive record of academic success and service during her undergraduate career. She earned numerous awards and honors during her undergraduate career at YSU. Most notably, she was selected for a prestigious Department of Homeland Security Summer Internship. She also served two terms as a Student Vice President on the Executive Board of Chapter 143 of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Ms. Yazvac was a Leslie H. Cochran University Scholar. Her list of service activities is long and varied. She has served as President of the Ballroom Dance Club, has been a member of the Dana Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, has served as a tutor for Chemistry, Mathematics, Piano, Music Literature and Economics classes, Student Administrative Assistant for the Center for Student Progress, served on the Scholar Advisory Board, served as a scholar student ambassador by visiting local high school, served on the College in High School Advisory Board, was a STEM Student Government Representative, earned induction into several national Honorary Societies, and honor societies related to her academic disciplines, and volunteered her talents as a musician for a number of local groups. This summer Ms. Yazvac is participating in the Forum-Nexus Program which involves extensive travel in Europe

The late Walter Hohenstein, a former national president of Phi Kappa Phi, and his wife Adelheid, bequeathed funds to establish scholarships that bear their names. First awarded in 2004, the six Hohenstein Fellowships go to the top-ranking nominee in each of the Society’s five regions and, if applicable, to a recipient from the University of Maryland. Ms. Yazvac was awarded the Hohenstein Fellowship as the top candidate from the North Central Region which is comprised of Phi Kappa Phi Chapters from the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.

Spring 2015 Chapter Luncheon and Meeting

The spring 2015 chapter luncheon will be held in the Gallery, Kilcawley Center on April 13, 2015 - 11:30am-1:30pm

YSU President James P. Tressel
Keynote Speaker: James P. Tressel YSU President and Phi Kappa Phi Member
April 13, 2015
Registration and Information

Dr. Ron Shaklee Appointed to PKP Fellowship Committee

Dr. Ron Shaklee, Director of the University Scholars and Honors Programs at YSU and President of Chapter 143 (YSU) of the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, has been appointed to serve on the Graduate Fellowship Committee for the national organization. The Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Committee consists of five faculty members chosen from member institutions. It is a very prestigious appointment that consists of a two-year term. The committee evaluates over three hundred applicants submitted for fellowship consideration. Each active Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is allowed to submit one candidate for fellowship consideration. A total of $345,000 in scholarship support is awarded. Fifty-one scholarships are awarded in the amount of $5000 are awarded. An additional six scholarships totaling $15,000 each are awarded to select applicants.

Fall 2015 Chapter Luncheon and Meeting

Coming soon...


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