English Faculty Member Attended Phi Kappa Phi Convention
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English Faculty Member Attended Phi Kappa Phi Convention

August 10, 2018

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bullet point Ralston currently serves as president of the Winthrop chapter of Phi Kappa Phi and attended the convention as the chapter's voting delegate.
bullet point The three-day event featured a keynote address from Julie Shumacher, professor of English and creative writing at the University of Minnesota and author of "Dear Committee Members," which won the Thurber Prize for American Humor.

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Devon Ralston

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA - Devon Ralston, assistant professor of English and Writing Center director at Winthrop University, represented the university's chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phithe nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplinesat the 45th Biennial Convention August 1-4 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Ralston currently serves as president of the Winthrop chapter of Phi Kappa Phi and attended the convention as the chapter's voting delegate.

The convention brought together more than 200 chapter delegates. The three-day event featured a keynote address from Julie Shumacher, professor of English and creative writing at the University of Minnesota and author of "Dear Committee Members," which won the Thurber Prize for American Humor.

Other highlights included presentations by Phi Kappa Phi award winners, regional meetings, chapter development training and elections for the 2018-19 regional vice presidents, board of directors as well as bylaw revisions.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is a multi-disciplinary society with chapters on 350 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines.

For more information, contact Judy Longshaw, news and media services manager, at longshawj@winthrop.edu or at 803/984-0586.


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