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Jane Schillie

Chapter Meritorious Service Award, presented April 22, 2015

    Jane Schillie with Mary Beth Kirkham

Jane Schillie with Mary Beth Kirkham

The K-State Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is honored to
present its 2015 Meritorious Service Award
to Jane Schillie.  She is an associate professor in the K-State Libraries and is the Curator of the Consumer Movement Archives in the Morse Department of Special Collections.  She has degrees from the University of Kansas, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and University of Missouri-Columbia. She was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi in 1989 as a graduate student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Jane has been a passionate supporter of Phi Kappa Phi since coming to Kansas State University in 2007. She has served Phi Kappa Phi in several roles including chapter vice president, president, and past-president.  She has spent countless hours revising our bylaws so they are in conformity with the national bylaws. 

The person who nominated Jane said, “Most notably, she worked with others to set the goal of attaining chapter recognition from the national organization.  During her vice presidency, she attended the Phi Kappa Phi ‘Partnering for Success’ workshop that sparked this desire.  Under her leadership, the Chapter of Merit award was received in 2013 and the Chapter of Excellence award in 2014.  She is now working to achieve the Chapter of Excellence award again during 2015, our chapter’s 100th anniversary.

Jane’s outstanding service is not limited to Phi Kappa Phi, but extends to other areas of the campus as well.  She was a member of the university’s Sesquicentennial Committee and spent many, many hours to plan and staff 150th events.  Jane also serves as a member of the university’s honor council.  Nationally, Jane has been active in the Association of College and Research Libraries, the academic library division of the American Library Association, as well as with the Midwest Archives Conference.” 

Jane’s most recent activity for Phi Kappa Phi was organizing Math Bootcamp, an event presented by the Princeton Review, a college test preparation service.  Math Bootcamp was open to all K-State students and was a huge success.  More than fifty students took part to prepare for the math sections of the Graduate Record Examinations and the Graduate Management Admission Test. 

Jane has received many honors including being selected for the Association of College and Research Libraries/Harvard Leadership Institute, and as a Fellow for the Frye Leadership Institute.

The Meritorious Service Award criteria:

  1. Distinguished service to
    Phi Kappa Phi
  2. Achievements in service to
    Kansas State University
  3. Honors and other forms of
    recognition for excellence
    in public service.