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Margaret Milliken Beiter Represents Nazareth at Phi Kappa Phi Student Vice President Leadership Summit

Published August 02, 2017

Margaret Milliken Beiter recently attended the 2017 Student Vice President Leadership Summit hosted by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The event was held July 14-15 in Denver, Colorado.

As student vice president of the Nazareth College chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, Beiter was nominated to attend the Leadership Summit, which brought together more than 60 student vice presidents from across the nation.

“Attending the Leadership Summit was a valuable experience,” said Beiter, '19U. “Not only did I learn about how to use my personal strengths in a way that will make me a better leader, but I was also able to talk to other student VPs about their Phi Kappa Phi chapters.  I came back with a lot of ideas for increasing our chapter's visibility on campus.”

The Leadership Summit, established in 2013 and hosted every other year, was developed as a way to engage the Society's student vice presidents in personal and organizational development. Since its creation, more than 175 students have attended the event.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society currently has chapters on more than 300 college and university campuses in North America and the Philippines.

About Phi Kappa Phi

Since its founding, more than 1.5 million members have been initiated into Phi Kappa Phi. Some of the organization's more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist David Baldacci and YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley. The Society has awarded approximately $15 million since the inception of its awards program in 1932. Today, $1.4 million is awarded each biennium to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, member and chapter awards and grants for local and national literacy initiatives. For more information,

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