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Cano Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

November 16, 2017

Lilian Cano, Lecturer II in Spanish for the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi. 

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. This organization strives to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others. This Honor Society has chapters at over 300 college campuses in North American and the Philippines. Officers are composed of faculty, staff and student members and lead their chapters in recognizing and promoting academic excellence while serving others. Each chapter hosts events ranging through community service projects, informational sessions, test prep courses, and lecture series.

UTSA's chapter aids in the process of maintaing the university at a Tier One rank. Phi Kappa Phi awards $1 million biennially to outstanding students and chapters through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad scholarships, member and chapter awards, and grants for local and national literacy initiatives. UTSA students have won a number of these awards, including the Marcus L. Urann Fellowship for $15,000. The society also offers career assistance and networking and training opportunities. Finally, members can receive discounts through Phi Kappa Phi's corporate partners, including AT&T Wireless, Apple, Dell and GEICO.

Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.

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