Phi Eta Sigma honors professor

Posted October 27, 2010

The national honors society Phi Eta Sigma recently awarded Dr. David Dillman, professor of political science at Abilene Christian University, the 2010 Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. David DillmanDillman has been faculty sponsor of the ACU chapter since its charter in 1986. He also has served as director of the Jack Pope Fellows Program, a scholarship program for students entering public service.

Katherine Handy, sophomore political science from Plano and president of ACU's Phi Eta Sigma chapter, says she was pleased Dillman received the award.

“Dr. Dillman truly exemplifies ACU’s hardworking and deeply committed faculty,” Handy says.  “He constantly pursues new and innovative ways of giving back to our diverse community. He is not only a dedicated professor, but also an inspiring service leader, reflecting Christ in every aspect of his work.”

Last spring, Dillman inducted 180 members from ACU into Phi Eta Sigma.

The honors society was founded in 1923, and each year awards more than $285,000 in scholarships.

For more information about Phi Eta Sigma, visit