Ruth Nichols, a student vice-president in the Florida Tech chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, was selected to serve on the national Council of Students and named undergraduate student representative to the Board of Directors.
The selections were announced at the Society’s 2022 Biennial Convention in Orlando in early August.
The Council, comprised of six student vice presidents from chapters across the nation, will serve as the student engagement committee for the Society.
Nichols, a junior, is a double major in astrobiology and applied mathematics. She will serve a two-year term on the Council during the 2022-2024 biennium. She was initiated into PKP in 2021.
“This is a great honor and well deserved,” said Michael Splitt, assistant professor of meteorology and president of the Florida Tech PKP chapter.
Established in 2007, the Council of Students is tasked with enhancing communication with student vice presidents, planning and hosting a student leadership conference, and interacting with student vice presidents in the Society’s five divisions, among other tasks.
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 325 select colleges and universities in the United States, its territories and the Philippines.