Welcome to
The Honor Society
of Phi Kappa Phi

Dr. Richard VloskyA Message from the President

It is my privilege to be the President of the LSU Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society.

Congratulations to all student members on your academic success at Louisiana State University! Standards for election to Phi Kappa Phi are extremely high. Membership is by invitation only to the LSU’s top 7.5 percent of second-semester juniors and the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students.

Phi Kappa Phi is a select community of top scholars and professionals, providing more than $700,000 in annual scholarships and awards, career advancement, training and networking opportunities, discounts from corporate partners, and much more.

The other officers and members of the Louisiana State University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi join me in congratulating you on your outstanding academic achievements. We wish you continued success and look forward to meeting you at a Phi Kappa Phi event.


Richard Vlosky, Ph.D., Professor
President, LSU Chapter 043
Room 120
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Phone: 578-4527

Phi Kappa Phi Members Meeting -

(Knowledge and FREE PIZZA!!!)

We have had over 300 new members joining this past two years and with each passing year, we have had greater attendance at our annual LSU Chapter Members Meeting.

So…….You are cordially invited to our 2018 members meeting on Thursday, April 5th in Room 142, School of Renewable Natural Resources on the LSU campus. [Download Map].

PLEASE RSVP by responding by email by Monday, April 2nd. [Vlosky, Richard P. RVlosky@agcenter.lsu.edu]

We have to know how much pizza and water to buy! (We will have vegetarian pizza).

The particulars are as follows:
  • What: LSU Chapter, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Members Meeting
  • When: Thursday, April 5th , 2018
  • Where: Room 142, School of Renewable Natural Resources (Map attached)—Plenty of Parking
  • What Time: 5:45-7:00
  • Introduction of Chapter officers
  • A brief introduction to Phi Kappa Phi---What did you join?
  • Awards and Scholarships
  • Student Activities
  • Upcoming Events-Opportunities for Involvement—Consider becoming a Student Vice-President
  • Closing Remarks
  • Eat Pizza

In addition, to current students, we hope faculty members and alumni will attend the meeting in order to bring a range of perspectives and ideas to the LSU Chapter.

We hope to see you at the meeting. Bring your appetite. Email me if you have ANY questions!

Dr. Ioan Negulescu

Meet Our New President-Elect:
Dr. Ioan Negulescu!!

Dr. Negulescu is associated with the LSU Department of Chemistry (1990-), the Department of Textiles, Apparel design and Merchandising (1994-) and the LSU AgCenter (1998-) where he is now a Distinguished Grace Drews Lehmann Professor.

The scientific interests of Professor Negulescu are focused on: Chemistry and Characterization of Natural and Synthetic Polymers and Textile Materials; Organic Chemistry of Polymers; Liquid Crystals; Rheology of Polymeric Systems; Medical Polymers; Polymer Reinforced Asphalts; Nonwoven Composite Materials.

His publications include 2 books, 19 book chapters, over 130 peer-reviewed papers, 17 patents and over 200 presentations at national and international meetings.

Apply Now!!
2018 Grants Available

Applications are now available for the 2018 Phi Kappa Phi award programs. The Society's robust award programs give $1.4 million each biennium to outstanding students, members and chapters.

The awards provide everything from $15,000 Fellowships for graduate study to $500 Love of Learning awards for continuing education and professional development.

To learn more about each program and apply by the deadlines listed, follow the links below.
--Scholar and Artist: Deadline – February 1
--Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service: Deadline – February 1
--Study Abroad Grants: Deadline – February 15 (Session A)
--Literacy Grants: Deadline – April 1
--Love of Learning Awards: Deadline – April 1 (Session A)
--Fellowships: National deadline – April 16. Contact your chapter for local due date.

Questions? Contact Kelli Partin, awards manager, at kpartin@phikappaphi.org.

Dealines Approaching

In addition to award and grant programs funded and managed at the national level, the Society is proud that its chapters distribute annually more than $200,000 in local grants and awards.The grants and awards funded and facilitated by the LSU Chapter include:

Click to download application materials -

These awards will be presented at the Spring Initiation and Awards banquet on 14 March 2018. SAVE THE DATE and look for further details on the location and time..

In Appreciation...

Dr. Mike Kaller and Dr. Rich Vlosky

At the LSU Chapter's year-end Holiday Luncheon, Dr. Mike Kaller (right) received a Certificate of Appreciation for serving 5 years as our Vice-President.

He will be missed. But....his office is right across from mine and I plan to (sparingly) utilize his talents in the future. Thank you Mike!