Jonathan (J.B.) Smith, professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science, represented the IUP 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 society’s 43rd biennial convention held August 7–9, 2014, in St.
Smith currently serves as president of the IUP chapter and attended the convention as the chapter’s
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 2014–16 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.
Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science