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Wednesday night, along with fifty other members of the faculty and staff, I became a charter member of the new Missouri-Delta chapter of Phi Beta Kappa as we were officially presented with our charter. I was originally initiated as a senior in the Indiana-Alpha chapter at DePauw University. PBK is the country’s oldest Greek letter society and most prestigious honor organization.

Being a charter member of a chapter is truly a once in a lifetime experience — Truman has been actively working to get a chapter for over 20 years. So I feel a little bit like a jonny-come-lately getting my name on the parchment we were presented with last night since I just started working here. But I have been active with the chapter so far, working to help draft our constitution and bylaws. I turned down two nominations to be the Treasurer, because I wanted to be on the membership committee — where the real power of the organization lies. And now I am very honored to be named the only non-faculty person on that committee.

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Hey, nice suit! 🙂 You look very authoritative.

Anil Dash | 3 Feb 2001
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Thanks. I always dress up when I go to a Phi Beta Kappa meeting because I feel out of place as a non-faculty member — and I really dressed up for the installation ceremony on Wednesday. But a lot of the faculty don’t dress up — several men were really casual the other night in sweaters without ties. Weird.

Matt | 3 Feb 2001
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