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Phi Delta Lambda is a national honor society of graduates of the higher education institutions sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene in North America. MVNU's chapter, the Kappa chapter, was organized in 1976 with the graduation of the first baccalaureate class.
Membership in the honor society is by vote of the faculty of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, who may elect up to 15% of the baccalaureate degree graduating class from those graduates who have earned a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average.
The Greek letters signify core honor society values: Φ (phi for
philosophia) for the love of wisdom, Δ (delta for
dikaiosune) for righteousness, and Λ (lambda for
latreia) for service. Thus the Kappa chapter seeks to (1) nurture the ideals of the love of wisdom, the practice of righteousness, and the attitude of service, (2) promote cordial relations between students and graduates of MVNU, and (3) encourage these ideals in the institutional life of the University.
Activities and Sponsored Events
The Kappa chapter sponsors annual activities and events to support scholarship, spiritual discipline, and service.
- Chapter constitution (.pdf)
- Activities and sponsored events — Through the academic year, the Kappa chapter hosts or co-hosts campus events that highlight scholarship and service, conducts an induction ceremony for new members, and invests in scholarships for selected students.
Phi Delta Lambda Endowed Scholarship recipient for 2016-17:
Cameron J. Mast has been named the Phi Delta Lambda Endowed Scholarship recipient for 2016-17. In fall 2016 Cameron will be a senior with dual majors in accounting and finance. He hails from Sugarcreek, Ohio, and anticipates completing his Bachelor of Science degree in April 2017.
While a student at MVNU, Cameron has held a number of leadership positions within the Jetter School of Business, including functioning as the Business Department assistant, student instructor in economics, and treasurer of Delta Mu Delta, the International Honor Society in Business. He served as the Vice President for Finance for Enactus, a national student organization formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). His local community services include that of co-leader of the Belize Clean Water Coalition, a member of the Transition Mission CoSMO group, and secretary of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society as a junior.
He has participated as a guitar player for his home church's worship team for the past ten years and contributed as a volunteer to the community thrift store and food bank. He testifies to the impact of MVNU on him and other students,
"MVNU encourages the love of wisdom, righteousness, and service by providing many incredible opportunities to grow and act in faithful discipleship to the Lord."Cameron has evidenced those core values of faithful disciple.
Cameron described his plans for the future this way:
"Following commencement, I intend to
pursue either a Certified Management
Accounting or Certified Public
Accounting certification, and may go on
to pursue my MBA. Professionally, I
aspire to practice corporate finance or
managerial accounting in either
corporate America or in the
Giving to Phi Delta Lambda
Members are encouraged to submit annual dues and to support chapter activities and projects.
- Annual dues to support annual activities and new member induction activities — $5.00
- Contributions to the Phi Delta Lambda operating budget to support annual activities and sponsored events
- Contributions to the Phi Delta Lambda Endowed Scholarship fund, the proceeds from which are dedicated to scholarships to outstanding juniors. Need and merit are dual award criteria.
Electronic payment is now available by clicking the links
above, or they may be mailed to the Phi Delta Lambda at the University address:
800 Martinsburg Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.