14 December Phi Theta Kappa Names 2011 Nota Bene Authors Tweet December 14, 2011 Engagement, Events & Awards, Press Room Events Awards, Engagement, Press Room, Engagement 0 Jackson, MS - Literary works from 16 Phi Theta Kappa members have been chosen from 950 entries for publication in the 2011 edition of Nota Bene, the Society's honors anthology.Nota Bene was founded in 1994 to showcase exceptional writing among community college students. Copies of Nota Bene are distributed to all community college libraries and to Phi Theta Kappa leaders."We congratulate our 2011 Nota Bene honorees and their colleges," said Phi Theta Kappa Executive Director Dr. Rod A. Risley, who serves as Founding Editor of the honors anthology."At a time when excellent writing skills are critically needed, Phi Theta Kappa is proud to provide a platform to nurture creative writing and effective communication. Nota Bene, which is distributed internationally, showcases outstanding writing by community college students and emphasizes the opportunities for excellence found at community colleges," said Dr. Risley. "Our Nota Bene competition is an outstanding example of Phi Theta Kappa's success in effectively engaging students, which promotes retention and encourages college completion."�Winners of the 2011 Nota Bene scholarships are -Citation Scholarship of $1,000, for the Best Overall Entry:Michael Cobretti, Front Range Community College, Colorado, Full Nights and Moths, short storyReynolds Scholarship Winners of $500 each:Angelina Colao, Tallahassee Community College, Florida, Little Brother, short storyC. Michael Downes, Cleveland State Community College, Tennessee, Widower, poemMegan Ringel, Mesa Community College, Arizona, Prey, poemFloyd Allen Strader, Johnston Community College, North Carolina, Charlie's Watch, short story��The following students also had their works selected for publication in Nota Bene:Ashley Fields, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jackson County Campus, MississippiMagic Moment, short storyAshley Gazda, Holyoke Community College, MassachusettsFather-Son Relationships through Poetry, essay and Reversing Gender Roles in Mason's Shiloh, essaySarah Hallman, Wilbur Wright College, IllinoisTruth, poemLana Highfill, Ivy Tech Community College, Sellersburg Campus, IndianaInside the Sound, poemMaggie Langdon, Victor Valley Community College, Californiafield trip, (stories of a palace), poemMargaret Lundberg, Tacoma Community College, WashingtonGender Differences in Color Perception, essay and A Most Precious Gift, short storyAdaobi Obika, Central Piedmont Community College, North CarolinaIn Praise of the Dream Act, essayDanielle Qualley, St. Charles Community College, MissouriIn the Face of Adversity, essayRachel Talan, Rock Valley College, IllinoisClumsy, poemNancy Thaler, Germanna Community College, VirginiaJonas Run, short storyLesley Van deMark, River Valley Community College, New HampshireOn Becoming a Writer, poemPhi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,275 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, Peru, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 125,000 students inducted annually. Comments are closed.