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APSU's Blake serves at PKP Biennial Convention

            CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – John Blake, Austin Peay State University professor of engineering technology, represented the University's chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines—at the 43rd Biennial Convention, held Aug. 7-9 in St. Louis, Missouri.

            CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – John Blake, Austin Peay State University professor of engineering technology, represented the University's chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines—at the 43rd Biennial Convention, held Aug. 7-9 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Blake currently serves as president of the APSU chapter and attended the convention as the chapter's voting delegate.

             The convention brought together more than 300 attendees, including 175 chapter delegates. The two-day event featured a keynote address from West Virginia University President Dr. E. Gordon Gee and a plenary address from generations expert and XYZ University founder Sarah Sladek. Other highlights included a panel of three provosts discussing issues impacting higher education, presentations by Phi Kappa Phi award winners, regional meetings, chapter development trainings and elections for the 2014-2016 board of directors and regional vice presidents.

             Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines.

- Hannah Breaux, Phi Kappa Phi