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Ohio Community College Dean/Mississippi Student Appointed to Phi Theta Kappa Board
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Cindy Carbone, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Central Ohio Technical College, who serves as Phi Theta Kappa's Ohio Regional Coordinator, and Tameka Wilson, Phi Theta Kappa International President and currently a student at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi, have been appointed to serve on Phi Theta Kappa's Board of Directors, Executive Director Dr. Rod Risley has announced.
Carbone was appointed to fulfill the unexpired term of the Regional Coordinators Representative on the Board of Directors, vacated by the late Texas Regional Coordinator Dr. Mary Hood, who lost her battle with cancer in 2011. As Dr. Hood's term was scheduled to expire in April 2012, Carbone will meet with the Board of Directors during early 2012, then stand for election during Phi Theta Kappa's Annual Convention in Nashville April 12-14, where she will be eligible for election for a full three-year term.
Carbone served as a Phi Theta Kappa chapter advisor at Edison Community College from 1993 to 2009 and currently is an advisor at Central Ohio Technical College. She became Ohio Regional Coordinator in 2003. Carbone has also served as advisor of the Alpha of Ohio Region Alumni Association since October 2010.
In 2009, Carbone earned recognition as Distinguished Regional Coordinator – the top recognition provided a Regional Coordinator who has served at least five years. She has served as a Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Scholar and is a former member of the Honors Program Council.
Carbone earned a Master of Arts degree in English from Butler University and Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and Speech Communication from the University of Wisconsin.
Tameka Wilson, International President of Phi Theta Kappa, will serve as the Student Representative to the Board of Directors for 2012. She will meet with the Board of Directors during the Annual Winter Meeting and provide input on student issues.
Wilson, a business administration major, was elected International President of Phi Theta Kappa during the Society's Annual Convention in Seattle, Washington, in 2011. She has represented the Society during official events throughout the 2011-2012 academic year and will preside over the Annual Convention in Nashville.
Wilson is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and received an Airman of the Quarter Award during her active service. She plans to seek a baccalaureate degree in International Business and Modern Languages, with a major in French and minor in Spanish. Her career goal is to become a lawyer specializing in contracts and education.
Prior to her election as International President, Wilson served as an officer in her Phi Theta Kappa chapter. She received the ACT and Hinds Community College scholarships, and was chosen as spokesperson for Mississippi's 15 public community colleges at a news conference and rally on higher education. Wilson is a campus Resident Assistant and also frequently writes for her college newspaper. She launched a GED initiative on her campus and is a frequent speaker addressing Phi Theta Kappa's Community College Completion Corps.
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.