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Phi Kappa Phi spotlights Idaho State University's Chapter and Past President Alex Bolinger through September on national website

September, 1, 2016

POCTELLO – Idaho State University’s Chapter 110 of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society was recently recognized by the national Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Headquarters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Alex Bolinger portrait.College of Business Assistant Professor Alex Bolinger will be featured as part of a “Volunteer Spotlight” on the organization’s national website,, for the month of September.

Over four years, Bolinger has served the ISU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi  and served as Chapter President from 2014-2016. During this time, ISU’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi partnered with The Princeton Review and ISU’s College of Business to provide free GMAT and GRE preparation webinars to students.

“Those webinars have now reached over a thousand students, both here in Pocatello and online from as far away as Uganda, and helped them prepare for the requirements of applying to MBA and other graduate programs,” Bolinger said.

Phi Kappa Phi is an honors society developed in 1897 and aimed at “recognizing excellence in all academic disciplines.” As part of their mission, the organization “recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others.”

“Phi Kappa Phi is about embodying the ideal of learning as something that is intrinsically valuable in itself,” said Bolinger in his interview with Phi Kappa Phi. “In a world that is increasingly market-driven and commercialized, we need organizations like Phi Kappa Phi that remind us that education is not only profitable and useful, but that learning can also be fun and fulfilling.”

Bolinger’s full spotlight interview can be found beginning Sept. 1 at


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