Pi Kappa Phi member named to international scholars honor society

Pi Kappa Phi member named to international scholars honor societyPi Kappa Phi Fraternity member Zack Cockerham is being recognized among his peers for his success in the classroom and in the area of leadership. On Sunday, April 19, 2015 Cockerham was inducted into  the Northwestern State University chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars.

Cockerham, a junior from Morgan City, was among the organization’s eleven new inductees. Members of Phi Beta Delta include faculty, staff and students who are selected on the basis of their international orientation, scholarship accomplishment and/or contribution to international exchange.

Phi Beta Delta is the first honor society in the United States to recognize scholarship achievement in international education. It was established in 1987 and now has over 170 chapters at universities in the United States and around the world. Its goals are to increase the recognition, credibility, and importance of the international experience and create a catalyst for international academic-based programming on college campuses while providing support and recognition to those individuals on campuses who are involved in international endeavors.

The Northwestern State chapter of Phi Beta Delta received its charter in 2010, inducting 25 faculty, staff and student members. Phi Beta Delta sponsored an International Student Panel in October, a Student Study Abroad Panel in November and held a no-host dinner for members and friends. An international dinner that will be open to the university community is planned for April 24.

The Eta Mu Chapter of Phi Beta Delta at NSU is committed to supporting international students, domestic students who are interested in international travel and affairs and faculty and staff who engage in international research and travel. Phi Beta Delta is interdisciplinary in nature and includes individuals from all content areas.

[This news release is from the Northwestern State University News Bureau]

[Photo courtesy: Dr. Margaret Kilcoyne]

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