at which students were invited to shop for professional attire
with a steep discount, saving up to 70 percent on clothing.
Forty volunteers from the University of Oklahoma,
including chapter officers from Phi Kappa Phi, attended to
help students shop and find correct sizes of clothing. This year
675 students attended, saving approximately $128,000 on
Through campus-wide donations by friends, alumni, and
corporate partners, 52 awards were given to students this
year, with The University of Oklahoma’s Phi Kappa Phi
Chapter 251 giving awards to four deserving students to use
at the event.
JCPenney is considering expanding this event to other
campuses across the country. For more information, contact
Sharon Alexander at email@example.com.
Top left: Photo by Jawanza Bassue, University of Oklahoma — A student shops at the University of Oklahoma JCPenney Suit Up shopping trip. Top right: Photo by Kate Awtrey, Atlanta Convention Photography — Leslie Koberna with
John Hampton at the 2016 Phi Kappa Phi Convention in Atlanta. Bottom left: Photo by Jawanza Bassue, University of Oklahoma — At the University of Oklahoma JCPenney Suit Up shopping trip are, from left, Jennifer Trout, JCPenney
Corporate; Corie Thomas, student; Laura Zdon, student; and Rich Kerr, JCPenney store manager. Bottom right: Photo by Jawanza Bassue, University of Oklahoma — University of Oklahoma students shop at the JCPenney Suit Up event
with Paola Lopez, University of Oklahoma staff member, center.
TO DOWNLOAD THE APP visit your device’s app store and search
for the app named Link by Phi Kappa Phi.
Questions? Contact Jamie Chapman at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 804-9880, ext 217.
KAY WHI TE (Northwestern State University) is a chapter development director at Phi
Kappa Phi. She previously taught at the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith. White earned
her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in music (vocal performance). Email her at