Phi Beta Delta, first established at California State University at Long Beach in 1986, was chartered as a national organization in 1987 with 38 founding chapters. It is the first national honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education. Phi Beta Delta’s purpose is to address the need on campus for recognition and visibility of academic-based international programming. It provides a network on each campus of faculty, staff and students involved in international endeavors, and extends this network to thousands of members in chapters across the country.
The Chi Chapter of ΦΒΔ welcomed fourteen new members at its spring induction ceremony on April 20, 2007:
Shanshan “Joy” Cheng
Gene Wilde, President
Sheryl Santos, Vice President
Bob Crosier, Treasurer
Jane Bell, Coordinator
Guest speaker: Greg Campbell, author of Blood Diamonds
PHOTO of NEW MEMBERS standing in front of PBD banner
Chi Chapter was one of the co-sponsors for the April 27 silent auction fundraiser held at the International Cultural Center to raise money for the Office of International Affairs Fisher Scholarship (for students born outside the United States, regardless of citizenship or national origin, who are fluent in at least two languages and have a minimum g.p.a. of 3.0). Over $6,000 was raised at the event, more than enough to bring the scholarship up to endowment status.
Kim Brock accepts payment for items purchased at the April 25 OIA Fisher Scholarship fundraiser (co-sponsored by Phi Beta Delta's Chi Chapter).