For the tenth consecutive year, the Florida International University Delta Iota chapter of Phi Alpha Honor Society received the Chapter Service Award. This nationally competitive award recognizes the service of students to the social work profession, their higher education institution, and their local community. Delta Iota will receive $500 and up to $1,000 in travel expenses to participate in the poster presentation session at the Phi Alpha International Business Meeting at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting held each Fall.
Established in 1962, the purpose of Phil Alpha Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideas. There are currently over 480 chapters nationwide, including FIU’s Delta Iota, which received its charter in 1993 and currently has over 25 active members.
Dr. Mary Helen Hayden, Director of the School of Social Work at the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, has been the advisor for the Delta Iota Chapter since 1993. When asked about this recognition, she stated that “our students continue to be very deserving of this annual recognition. They are highly engaged and consistently work to maintain and demonstrate high professional standards through their service to the community, the institution and the profession.”