Phi Theta Kappa Headquarters Welcomes Honors Program Council

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Members of the Honors Program Council gathered at Phi Theta Kappa Headquarters in Jackson, Mississippi, August 8-10 to discuss honors programming and the 2013/2014 Honors Study Topic.

2012 Honors Program Council

First Row: Dr. Erica Hastert; Second Row: Prof. Lisa York and Prof. Dan Rooney; Third Row: Prof. Jo Fritts, Prof. Sauda Smith, and Dr. Patricia Scott West; Fourth Row: Susan Edwards and Jeff Edwards; Fifth Row: Monika Byrd and Prof. Steve Schroeder; Sixth Row: Jennifer Stanford, Cassie Bryant and Dr. Joan Fedor

The group included Dr. Joan Fedor, Honors Study Topic Consultant, of Sun City West, Arizona; Prof. Jo Fritts, Social Sciences Representative from Ozarks Technical College in Springfield, Missouri; Dr. Erica Hastert, Science/Mathematics Representative from Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado; Prof. Dan Rooney, Service Learning Representative from Western Technical College in LaCrosse, Wisconsin; Prof. Steve Schroeder, Communications/Technology Representative from College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois; Prof. Sauda Smith, Humanities Representative from H. Lavity Stoutt Community College in Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Dr. Patricia Scott West, Leadership Development Representative from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis Campus, in Gulfport, Mississippi; and Prof. Lisa York, Cultural Studies Representative from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville, North Carolina.

Phi Theta Kappa staff members serving on the Honors Program Council and attending the meeting were Jennifer Stanford, Chief Student Success Officer; Susan Edwards, Honors Program Council Chair and Dean of Academic Affairs and Honors Programs; Monika Byrd, Dean of Leadership Development and Service Learning; and Jeff Edwards, Dean and Director of Regional and Chapter Development. Phi Theta Kappa staff member Cassie Bryant, Key Services Administrator, was also in attendance.

The Phi Theta Kappa Honors Program Council is responsible for making recommendations to Headquarters staff about the new Honors Study Topic every two years and for assisting with the compilation of the Honors Program Guide. Made up of Phi Theta Kappa advisors, Headquarters staff and consultants, the Honors Program Council is selected for its broad general knowledge, records as scholars and Phi Theta Kappa's integrated approach to the Hallmarks, as well as its balance in academic disciplines. Advisors on the council serve four-year terms.

Learn more about the Honors Program Guide, the Honors Study Topic, and the Honors Program Council here.