14 December Phi Theta Kappa Announces 2012 Faculty Scholars Tweet December 14, 2011 Engagement, Events & Awards, Press Room, The Experience The Experience, Engagement, Events Awards, Press Room 0 Jackson, MS - Twenty-five community college instructors have been chosen from among nearly 3,000 chapter advisors to serve as Phi Theta Kappa's 2012 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.The group will attend the annual Faculty Scholar Conference, sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, at Phi Theta Kappa's Center for Excellence in Jackson, Mississippi, February 1-5, 2012.During the Faculty Scholar Conference, the Scholars will prepare to serve as facilitators during Phi Theta Kappa's Honors Institute, to be held in June 2012.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."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's 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 2012 Faculty Scholars are listed below along with their community college, state and academic field:Jamal AdamMinneapolis Community College, MinnesotaCounseling/Psychology/First Year ExperienceDr. Randy AllisonBlinn College-Bryan Campus, TexasAnthropologyBarbara CasteelTillamook Bay Community College, OregonScience EducationSima DabirWestern Iowa Technical College, IowaMathematics/EngineeringJodyLee Estrada DuekPima Community College, ArizonaBiologyChristina GantSt. Charles Community College, MissouriEnglishAmy HancockSouth Georgia College, GeorgiaEducation/Coordinator of Grants & Special ProgramsDr. Liesl HarrisJefferson State Community College - Shelby Campus, AlabamaEnglishDr. Erica HastertArapahoe Community College, ColoradoMathematicsDr. Ken KerrFrederick Community College, MarylandEnglish/HumanitiesDaryl MilliganTrident Technical College, South Carolina�Business TechnologyJeanette MiliusIowa Western Community College, IowaAccounting\Business AdministrationShirley OlundCarl Albert State College, OklahomaHumanities* Martha Petry (Parnell Scholar)Jackson Community College, MichiganEnglish\Humanities\DanceDan RooneyWestern Technical College, WisconsinCommunications\Technical WritingPaul RoscelliCanada College, CaliforniaEconomics\Accounting\LawSteve Schroeder�College of DuPage, IllinoisCommunicationsSauda SmithH. Lavity Stoutt Community College, Tortola, British Virgin IslandsHumanities\Literature\LinguisticsDesiree SouthMuscle Shoals Community College - Shelby Campus, AlabamaBusinessChristine SolomonTrident Technical College. South CarolinaAccountingLisa WallBlinn College, TexasEnglishDr. Melissa WeinbrennerNortheast Texas Community College, TexasHistoryMatt WileyThe Victoria College, TexasMathematicsDr. Patricia WestMississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Jefferson Davis Campus, MississippiCommunicationsLisa YorkAsheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, South CarolinaLiterature\CompositionMartha Petry of Jackson Community College in Michigan was selected as the 2012 Parnell Scholar. Named for former AACC President and Phi Theta Kappa Board Member Dr. Dale Parnell, the Parnell Scholarship is presented to a chapter advisor selected as a Faculty Scholar who has submitted an outstanding application and never attended an Annual Convention or Honors Institute. This award pays for all travel, accommodations, and registration fees to the Annual Convention. Phi Theta Kappa covers expenses for travel, accommodations, and programs for each Scholar to participate in the Faculty Scholar Conference and Honors Institute.Phi 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.