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About the Kentuckiana Association

Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in the United States. In addition to recognizing the top liberal arts and sciences students from select colleges and universities, it advocates for the importance of a well-rounded education and fosters opportunities for PBK alumni to connect with each other.

The Phi Beta Kappa Association of Kentuckiana is one of approximately fifty alumni associations in the United States. It is the only association in Kentucky and one of only two that serve Indiana. Its members represent colleges and universities from across the country. Our goals are to promote liberal arts and sciences education and recognize student achievement locally. Membership is open to anyone who has been initiated into Phi Beta Kappa.

Most of the current members of the Association are from the Louisville and southern Indiana area. During the academic year we present various programs, often in Louisville, although we have also held programs in southern Indiana. Since 2020 we have offered a number of virtual events as well. We schedule programs both at lunch and in the evening in order to enable more people to attend.

Many of our programs are free, such as our annual program held in conjunction with the Speed Art Museum and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Louisville. Information about upcoming programs may be obtained at this website or via our Facebook page, which we encourage you to “Like.”

We sponsor two ongoing awards programs to promote scholastic achievement in area universities and high schools. You can support these awards programs through contributions to the scholarship fund and by serving as a presenter on behalf of our Association at high school awards programs. Louisville-area high school counselors and teachers may obtain more information about the book award program and nominate students for the award <here>.

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PBK of Kentuckiana members enjoy a Key Connections outing at a Louisville Bats game. The Bats are a Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.

Kentuckiana Association Membership


The Kentuckiana Association is a growing organization looking to engage area Phi Beta Kappa members. We are varied in our interests, backgrounds, and professions, but we all seek to advance Phi Beta Kappa’s ideals of recognizing student excellence, advocating for the arts and sciences in our community, and furthering our own love of learning. Click below to join the Kentuckiana Association. We'd love to have you become a member!

Kentuckiana Association Officers


Jack Ashworth


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Bill Bowman


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Jeremy Wells


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Since our founding in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa has celebrated excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and championed freedom of thought. As America’s most prestigious academic honor society, we are uniquely equipped to advocate for the value and benefits of liberal arts and sciences education. We do this because we believe the curiosity and creativity cultivated by a liberal arts and sciences education are essential to making the most of life’s experiences. At Phi Beta Kappa, we are the key that opens doors to lifelong opportunity.
  • Chapters at 286 colleges and universities in the United States

  • Nearly 50 alumni associations

  • More than half a million members worldwide

  • Noteworthy members include:

    • 17 U.S. presidents

    • 39 Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States

    • Over 130 Nobel Laureates


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