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.

Sincerely,


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

Michael Denham Selected for 2018 Phi Kappa Phi
Fellowship National Competition

Michael Denham, 2018 Fellowship Award winnerMichael Denham, LSU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, has been selected as a Fellow and will receive $5,000.

Michael Denham graduated in May 2018 summa cum laude and with College Honors with bachelor’s degrees in Chemical Engineering and Economics. In the fall, Michael will attend the University of Cambridge to pursue a master’s program in Health, Medicine, and Society to explore the ways in which the structural design of healthcare markets and medical institutions affects public perception of health and medicine. After completion of this program, he will attend medical school at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Michael was also the recipient of the LSU Chapter’s 2018 Outstanding Senior Award.

Congratulations, Michael!

Chapter and Awardee's Recognized
in The Advocate


The LSU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi and our outstanding Awardee's from the Spring 2018 Induction and Awards Ceremony were recognized in The Advocate (the local Baton Rouge daily newspaper) on Wednesday, 11 May 2018.

Pam Bordelon, famed compiler of all-things social and published in the Baton Rouge Advocate, was gracious in publishing photos and awardee information from the Phi Kappa Phi Spring Induction/Awards ceremony. Great photos by William Boyd Lee, II. Thank you Pam!

The page is available for download as a PDF by clicking here.


Chapter Welcomes Three New Student VPs

Olivia Russell, 2018 PKP Student VPOlivia Russell (left): Hi! I’m Olivia Russell, and I am a junior and double-major in anthropology and art history here at LSU. I hope to become a Medieval archaeologist once I finish all of my schooling and work at either a museum or university. I also love to travel, draw, and sing. I’m even a member of the LSU Women’s Chorale. I am so exited to be a Student Vice President!


Lily Fontenot, 2018 PKP Student VPLily Fontenot (right): My name is Lily Fontenot. I am a rising senior pursuing a dual degree in Mass Communication and Spanish with a minor in Sports Studies. After graduating, I plan on attending Tulane Law School to study sports law. I am the senior Panhellenic delegate for my sorority, Delta Delta Delta. I also am the Assistant Sports Director and a sports reporter for Tiger TV, LSU's student-run television station. I love reporting on all LSU sports and was blessed enough to cover the Citrus Bowl. I'm a student in the Honors College and a member of five honor societies. I am so excited to be a vice president for Phi Kappa Phi!


Madison Liggio, 2018 PKP Student VPMadison Liggio (left): My name is Madison Liggio. I am currently a junior in the Early Childhood Education Program from Mandeville, Louisiana. I am very involved around camps through various clubs and organizations. Some examples include CHSE ambassadors, A+PEL, and Phi Kappa Phi. I enjoy spending time with family and friends and reading. I am looking forward to becoming a student VP for Phi Kappa Phi. I can't wait to contribute to this organization and work with a amazing group of girls. Upon graduation, I hope to go back to Mandeville to teach a prekindergarten or kindergarten

"An Evening with Great Authors"

2018 An Evening with Great Authors

An Evening with Great Authors, sponsored by the LSU Chapter of the Society of Phi Kappa Phi was a huge sucess. The event featured Holly Clegg, author of the Trim&Terffic cookbook series. During the event, Holly Clegg, our "Great Author" was bestowed with the Chapter's Medallion of Distinction by our Chapter Presedent, Rich Vlosky. .

This year's event was the largest ever, with proceeds benefitting our yearly parterner, Adult Literacy Advocates of Greater Baton Rouge. Photos are available for viewing and download on the flickr site. Thank you for all who attended and provided support for this wonderful community program!



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.