King’s Phi Alpha Chapter Recognized for Community Service
BRISTOL, Tenn., March 6, 2019 — King University’s Chi Omega chapter of Phi Alpha, the national honor society for Social Work students, has been recognized with a Chapter Service Award and $1,000 for its impressive record of community service.
The award recognizes a long list of service projects completed by members since the chapter was established in 2016. These include drives to collect blankets and other essential items for the homeless, back packs and school supplies for area children, and clothing and non-perishable foods for those displaced by Hurricane Irma. Members also have hosted awareness campaigns focused on preventing sexual assault, domestic violence, and substance abuse, and attended conferences to stay current on legislation and trends within the field.
“Since its inception, the King University Bachelor of Social Work program has strived to produce altruistic graduates who have been actively engaged in meaningful service in the lives of individuals and in the overall well-being of societies, locally and globally,” said Jodi Helbert, program coordinator. “Our graduates are a force for affecting change and making a difference.”
Membership in Phi Alpha is open to students seeking a Bachelor of Social Work degree who have completed at least 8 credit hours with a grade point average of at 3.5 or higher. Members must be committed to community service and to eliminating discrimination, oppression, and stigmatization.