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Phi Beta Delta

Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars

Message from the Chapter President


Dear Phi Beta Delta Member,

First, I want to express my gratitude for your support of Phi Beta Delta’s Delta Iota Chapter at the University of Houston.  Membership fees help us continue to grow and do important work for the chapter and for the University. I also would like to share with you an exciting scholarship opportunity offered by our chapter this fall as well as encourage you to mark the calendars for the International Scholars Reception coming up on Thursday, November 17th.

UH Phi Beta Delta Scholarship

I am proud to announce that our chapter will be offering two $500 scholarships to UH students this fall.  Priority will be given to UH Phi Beta Delta students. The application deadline is November 1.  For more information and application requirements, please visit our scholarship page at

International Scholars Reception and International Education Week

Keeping with the tradition, our International Scholars Reception celebrating visiting international scholars at UH and highlighting some of their inspiring research will be held on Thursday, November 17th from 4pm to 6pm at the M.D. Anderson Library’s Elizabeth Rockwell Pavilion. This event is part of UH’s celebration of International Education Week - November 14-18. Please mark your calendar for this important event. We will be publicizing other events related to International Education Week very soon.

Membership Renewals

As mentioned earlier, membership fees are the primary source of funds that enable us to do the work of our chapter. If you have not already done so, I invite you to activate your membership and renew your membership for the 2016-2017 Academic Year by completing the membership renewal form.

In closing, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve as your chapter president this year and we always welcome your feedback and suggestions. Please feel free to email me at I look forward to seeing you on November 17th and during the International Education week!

Warm Regards,

Dr. Saleha Khumawala
President, UH Delta Iota Chapter

Message from the Board of Directors

Greetings fellow PBD members! It's time again to make your 2016 membership nominations and to renew your memberships. Visit the membership page for the nomination and renewal forms.  


Phi Beta Delta National News and Updates

2016 David Merchant International Student Award for Achievement
Moumita Mukherjee (pictured second from end), a doctoral candidate majoring in Educational Psychology in the Department of Psychological, Health and Learning Sciences, College of Education. Her research focus is on international students’ enrollment outcomes at U.S. community colleges.


The National Conference is June 3 and 4, 2016 (coinciding with NAFSA) in Denver, Colorado

The call for presentation proposals and poster abstracts submission deadline has passed.
Thanks to all who made submissions!

Read the national chapter newsletter here

International Faculty Mentor Program
Volunteer to become an international faculty mentor for international faculty members and their families. Help enrich an international faculty member's educational and cultural experience at the University of Houston. The IFMP is open to any international faculty and their families who would like to be matched with a UH faculty member to facilitate his or her involvement with campus activities and adjustment to the Houston community. To find out how to become a mentor and for more information visit the IFMP webpage.