12 December Phi Theta Kappa Announces 2013 Faculty Scholars Tweet December 12, 2012 Engagement, Events & Awards, Press Room, The Experience The Experience, Engagement, Events Awards, Press Room 0 Twenty-five community college instructors have been selected from among nearly 3,000 chapter advisors to serve as Phi Theta Kappa's 2013 Faculty Scholars. The scholars were selected through a rigorous application process based on knowledge of the 2012-2013 Honors Study Topic, "The Culture of Competition," and demonstrated excellence in teaching or administration. "We congratulate them for being selected to serve and for their willingness and desire to surpass the traditional duties of an advisor by contributing in this manner," said Susan Edwards, Phi Theta Kappa's Dean of Academic Affairs and Honors Programs.� The group will attend the annual Faculty Scholar Conference at Phi Theta Kappa's Center for Excellence in Jackson, Mississippi, January 30-February 3, 2013. During the Conference, the Scholars will prepare to serve as facilitators during Phi Theta Kappa's Honors Institute, to be held June 17-22, 2013 at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. While attending the Honors Institute, these Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Scholars will lead groups of 15-20 honor students in seminar discussions of the issues presented by experts on the topic throughout the week. The Scholars will attend Part II of the Faculty Scholar Conference prior to the Honors Institute, June 15-17 at Villanova. "The Faculty Scholar Conference is recognized internationally as one of the finest professional development programs available for community college faculty members," said Phi Theta Kappa Executive Director Dr. Rod Risley. "Intense training is provided by nationally recognized scholars to prepare the Faculty Scholars to serve as facilitators for the Honors Institute, which is attended by approximately 400 Phi Theta Kappa members and chapter advisors from around the world and praised as ��the crown jewel of honors programming experiences.' " The 2013 Faculty Scholars are listed below, along with their community college, state and academic field:� Gisela (Bennie) Ables Houston Community College, Texas History Johannah Bell Williams Hinds Community College, Mississippi Computer Science Amery Bodelson Western Technical College, Wisconsin English Rob Carey Pima Community College, Arizona Biology Laura Cline Yavapai College, Arizona English Kenoalani Dela Cruz Hawai'i Community College, Hawaii Counseling Debbie Esparza Lone Star College-Kingwood, Texas Leadership Studies Jo Fritts Ozarks Technical College, Missouri Education Honors Program Council Steve Fritts Ozarks Technical College, Missouri American Sign Language Erica Hastert Arapahoe Community College, Colorado Mathematics Honors Program Council James Mauldin Redlands Community College, Oklahoma Psychology Grace Megnet Lamar State College-Port Arthur, Texas Art Daryl Milligan Trident Technical College, South Carolina Business/Finance Martha Petry Jackson Community College, Michigan Dance/Humanities Jacklyn Pierce Lake Sumter State College, Florida English Glenn Rohlfing Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado History Dan Rooney Western Technical College, Wisconsin Technical Writing/Communications Honors Program Council Steve Schroeder College of DuPage, Illinois Communications Honors Program Council Sauda Smith H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, British Virgin Islands English Honors Program Council Christine Solomon Trident Technical College, South Carolina Business/Finance Teresa Tande Lake Region State College, North Dakota English Steve Uyeda Pima Community College, Arizona Biology Melissa Weinbrenner Northeast Texas Community College, Texas History Patricia Scott West Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College-Jefferson Davis Campus, Mississippi Communications Honors Program Council Lisa York Asheville-Buncombe Community College, North Carolina English Honors Program Council Comments are closed.