History of the Phi Kappa Phi

National Phi Kappa Phi

In 1897 a group of 10 students at the University of Maine, who perceived a need for an honor society on broader lines than any then in existence, was assisted by interested professors to organize the Lamb da Sigma Eta Society.  A year or so later the name was changed to the Morrill Society, in honor of the sponsor of the Congressional Act which provided for landgrant colleges.  In 1900 it was transformed into a national society by action of a committee compos ed of the presidents of the University of Maine, the University of Tennessee, and Pennsylvania State College (now Pennsylvania State University). The chapters in these institutions are the founding chapters. The Society was renamed Phi Kappa Phi, from the initial letters of the Greek words forming its adopted motto:
Philosophîa Krateîto Photôn, "Let the love of learning rule humanity." Phi Kappa Phi currently has chapters in institutions from Maine to the Philippines and from Alaska to Puerto Rico.

Cameron Chapter

Phi Kappa Phi was installed at Cameron University on May 15, 1975, when a charter was signed by ten members of the faculty.

Charter Members:

  • Jack Amyx
  • Lyeva Engelman
  • Jessie May Hines
  • Thomas McCollom
  • Loren McKeown
  • David Miller
  • Sylvia Miller
  • E. Lane Netherland
  • Charles Smith
  • Bob Quinten

Past Presidents

18/19 - Sheila Youngblood 89/90 - Ruth Loring
17/18 - James Sholz 88/89 - Barbara Kerr-Scott
16/17 - Jaren Hardin 87/88 - Don Phillips
14/16  E. Ann Nalley 86/87 - Sondra Bonnington
12/14 - Carolyn Kinslow 85/86 - Loren McKeown
10/12 - Hyunsoon Whang 84/85 - Larry Shanahan
09/10 - Kurtis Koll 83/84 - Ralph Blodget
06/07 - Cheryl Dorris 82/83 - Ralph Bennett
04/05 - Ron Price 81/82 - Margie McMahan
96/97 - Sally Soelle 80/81 - Phil Simpson
95/96 - Gary Buckley 79/80 - E. Ann Nalley
94/95 - Jane Morse 78/79 - E. Ann Nalley
93/94 - Vivian Thomlinson 77/78 - Charles Smith
92/93 - Scherrey Cardwell 76/77 - Lane Netherland
91/92 - Rebecca Pazoureck 75/76 - Lane Netherland
90/91 - Thomas Atwater