WINTER 2014, VOL. 94, NO. 4
Orchestrating Success through Effort
By Ashley Barnas
Marcus L. Urann Fellowship recipient Ford Fourqurean knows
that practice, practice, practice of the clarinet leads to success.
By John T. Harding
Gustavo E. C. Fujiwara applies his Love of Learning Award toward
a doctorate in aeronautics and astronautics engineering.
Spreading the Word about Special Needs
By Erin York
Marilyn Kaff’s Books-in-a-Bag, a Literacy Grant winner, gives texts
in English and Swahili to Tanzanian children with disabilities.
By Gina Logue
A summer in Cape Town, South Africa, solidified Study Abroad Grant
winner Jeanie Pham’s interest in community engagement.
Clarion Calls: Phi Kappa Phi Scholar and Artist
By Hannah Breaux
Meet Carolyn Eggleston, a leader in correctional education, and
Jeffrey Snedeker, a musician and scholar of the natural horn.
It’s an Honor!
By Jim Bernhard
Phi Kappa Phi’s annual conferment isn’t the only game in town,
of course. Can you rearrange anagrams of other kudos?
THIS ISSUE: AWARD WINNERS
Coming Next Issue
Phi Kappa Phi began publishing a
magazine in 1915. The theme for
spring 2015, accordingly, will be
“100”: a retrospective of some past
pieces over the centennial.
Fellowships: Due at Society headquarters by April 15,
2015. Contact your chapter for local prior due date.
Love of Learning Awards:
April 1, 2015 for the first round;
Oct. 1, 2015 for the second round.
Literacy Grants: April 1, 2015.
Study Abroad Grants:
Feb. 15, 2015 for the first round;
Sept. 15, 2015 for the second round.
Scholar and Artist Awards: Feb. 1, 2016.
Distinguished Service Award: Feb. 1, 2016.
Dissertation Fellowship (a new award):
Closed for 2014. Next year: Nov. 30, 2015.
Excellence in Innovation (a new award):
To be announced.
About the Awards
By Mary Todd
We like to say that our awards and grants pro- grams are the signature of
Phi Kappa Phi — they are indeed
that which makes us unique. Each
biennium Phi Kappa
Phi awards more than
$1 million in Fellow-
ships, Study Abroad,
Literacy and Love of
Learning grants. The
process that identifies
award and grant re-
cipients is almost entirely the work
of volunteers who serve on selection
committees, reading and scoring
many more applications than there
are awards to distribute.
No matter the program, the underlying motivation for every student
or member who applies for funding
is the love of learning. While some
seek a grant to enhance their own
learning, others seek resources to
share their learning. Phi Kappa Phi
members take seriously our motto,
let learning rule.
The diversity of the awardees is as
widespread as their projects and
fields of study. Phi Kappa Phi is singular in its embrace of all disciplines
within higher learning, and that
uniqueness is reflected in the pages
and stories before you.
Next to the initiation of new
members and chapters, the annual
disbursement of over $500,000 in
awards and grants is the most tangible element of the Society’s mission
to recognize and promote academic excellence. This edition of the Forum highlights 271 award recipients, but when
we consider the learning they will
extend to others as a direct result of
their individual award, the influence
of the awards program expands
And so the love of learning goes
… and grows.
On the Cover:
When asked via email about his satisfying community service, Marcus L. Urann Fellowship winner Ford Fourqurean, a clarinetist pursuing a master of music
in performance at Stony Brook University, responded, “I enjoy playing chamber music in public schools and exposing music to new audiences.” When asked to give
advice for peers, Fourqurean, who majored in music performance at Columbus State University, his Phi Kappa Phi chapter, suggested study abroad. Experiencing
other cultures “helped develop my beliefs as an artist,” he noted, “and added depth and perspective to my scholarly works.” Photo by Cynthia Cepeda
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi distributed more than $500,000 to 271 worthy applicants this year. Judges selected
them from 1,749 submissions in seven categories; a little more than 15 percent of entrants won laurels. The awards edition
compiles and congratulates these standouts.
2 Fellowships • 6 Love of Learning Awards • 12 Literacy Grants • 14 Study Abroad Grants
Answers to questions that had been forwarded to winners were compiled, condensed, and edited by Editor Peter Szatmary.
Phi Kappa Phi Award Deadlines For more information, go online to www.phikappaphi.org/grants-awards