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35 Alumni Members, 3 Associations Recognized at NerdNation

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Jackson, Mississippi - Alumni awards for individuals and chapters were presented at NerdNation 2014, Phi Theta Kappa’s Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida, April 24-26.

Recipients of the 2014 Alumni Awards of Appreciation gather at the Alumni Gratitude Banquet.

Alumni Association Awards recognize alumni associations that have been exemplary in the support of Phi Theta Kappa and its members. The 2014 winners are:

Outstanding Regional Alumni Association - Texas Region Alumni Association

Outstanding University-Based Alumni Association Award - Athens State University Alumni Association (Alabama)

Outstanding Community-Based Alumni Association Award - Alpha Gamma Pi Alumni Association (Texas)

The Alumni Association Award of Merit, which honors an alumni association that has been exemplary in providing support for two-year chapters, was presented to the Athens State University Alumni Association.

The Alumni Awards of Appreciation provide recognition to Phi Theta Kappa alumni who support the current and future members of the Society. The 2014 winners are:

Davidson Blanchard, nominated by Alpha Delta Upsilon Chapter, Minnesota

Monica Burchi, nominated by the Michigan Region

Stephani Calderon, nominated by Alpha Mu Chi Chapter, Texas

Rhonda Cantu, nominated by Alpha Upsilon Lambda Chapter, Indiana

Jana Jenkins Causey, nominated by Beta Tau Gamma Chapter, Mississippi

Ruby De La Peña, nominated by the Alabama Region

Bethany Dixon, nominated by Chi Delta Chapter, Missouri

Candace Eldridge, nominated by Beta Delta Omicron Chapter, Texas

Rhonda Ennis, nominated by Alpha Nu Sigma Chapter, South Carolina

Julie Flickner, nominated by the Texas Region

Julie Gore, nominated by Beta Theta Xi Chapter, Iowa

Rebecca Henry, nominated by Alpha Gamma Omega Chapter, Florida

Hannah Kilpatrick, nominated by Alpha Zeta Iota Chapter, Alabama

Julie Larkin, nominated by Alpha Upsilon Alpha Chapter, Connecticut

Leigh McDaniel, nominated by Beta Epsilon Psi Chapter, Arizona

Robin Mosby, nominated by Beta Beta Tau Chapter, Georgia

April Mowery, nominated by the Illinois Region

Aaron Neely, nominated by the Kansas Region

Dolores Nelson, nominated by the Greater Northwest Region

Jenny Nelson, nominated by Alpha Omicron Gamma Chapter, Michigan

LeAnn Parks, nominated by Beta Zeta Mu Chapter, Iowa

Jeremy Pasquale, nominated by Zeta Eta Chapter, Minnesota

Breeann Pierfelice, nominated by Alpha Psi Tau Chapter, Missouri

Bill Plummer, nominated by Alpha Zeta Omicron Chapter, Texas

Rebecca Putnam, nominated by Alpha Rho Gamma Chapter, Ohio

Danny Rose, nominated by Beta Sigma Mu Chapter, Texas

Elizabeth Ross, nominated by Alpha Iota Chi Chapter, Tennessee

Ruby Sakyi-Addo, nominated by Sigma Lambda Chapter, Alabama

Diane Scholl, nominated by Middle States Region

Brittany Shearer, nominated by Alpha Iota Zeta Chapter, Virginia

Michael Shoemaker, nominated by Alpha Nu Omega Chapter, Pennsylvania

Kitty Spires, nominated by Alpha Eta Kappa Chapter, South Carolina

Danyelle Watson-Young, nominated by Rho Upsilon Chapter, Pennsylvania

Tina Wegner, nominated by the Wisconsin Region

Terri Williamson, nominated by Beta Gamma Epsilon Chapter, Ohio

Peggy Wunderlich, nominated by Beta Eta Alpha Chapter, Iowa

Carolinas Regional Coordinator Emeritus Joanie Keller received the Board of Directors Alumni Achievement Award and presented the keynote address during the Alumni Gratitude Banquet.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, plus Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. Nearly 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 131,000 students inducted annually.