CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – At 12:15 p.m. on Feb. 15, trumpets will sound across the Austin Peay State University campus. The fanfare will be followed by professors and pages, dressed in academic regalia, addressing unsuspecting students in almost all of the University’s buildings.
This, a few high-achieving individuals will soon learn, is the “Big Reveal” – an event that publicly announces the newest student nominees being considered for membership into the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.
The principal site for this event will be the balcony of Harned Hall, where APSU President Tim Hall will read the names over a microphone. Campus dignitaries will simultaneously read the names at other sites, including:
• The Morgan University Center lobby.
• The McCord Building.
• The Honors Common.
• Clement Hall.
• The Claxton Building.
• The Woodward Library.
• The Kimbrough Building.
• Music/Mass Communication Building.
• Trahern Building.
• Sundquist Science Complex.
• The Dunn Center.
• The Foy Fitness and Recreation Center
• Fort Campbell Center @ Austin Peay.
Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest, largest and most selective national honor society that recognizes academic excellence in all fields of higher education with 300 chapters in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. The Austin Peay chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was installed in 1976 and continues to support excellence in education by awarding scholarships and grants, sponsoring workshops and fundraisers and hosting networking socials.
The APSU chapter was recently named in the top 10 percent of chapters nationwide.