7 May 33 Former Phi Theta Kappa Advisors Named Advisors Emeriti Tweet May 7, 2014 Events & Awards, Press Room Events Awards, Press Room 0 Jackson, Mississippi - Thirty-three former advisors have been named Advisors Emeriti by the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation and were recognized during the Advisors Luncheon at NerdNation 2014, Phi Theta Kappa's annual convention in Orlando, Florida, April 24-26.Among the Advisors Emeriti honored at NerdNation 2014 were (from left to right) Barbara Blair, Debbie Chaffin, David Elder, Dr. Joan Fedor, Joanie Keller, Marvin Langsam, Dr. Jo Marshall, Joe Millas, Helen Smith and Steve Meier, pictured with Phi Theta Kappa's Executive Director and CEO Dr. Rod Risley.Established by the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation, the Advisor Emeritus program is a select group of retired or retiring advisors who, after providing extraordinary leadership and achieving success, are invited to continue their engagement and support of the Society based on their interests and expertise in Phi Theta Kappa's programs. They must be nominated by a Phi Theta Kappa headquarters staff member. Then, an Advisor Emeritus Nominating Committee�makes an annual recommendation to the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation Executive Committee for approval, and an announcement is made at the Association of Chapter Advisors Luncheon at Convention each year.To be selected, the advisor must meet a majority of the following criteria:Retired/retiring from serving as an advisorLength of service of five years or greaterHigh level of contributions or engagement (Board Member, Regional Coordinator, Association of Chapters Advisors officer, Faculty Scholar, Honors Program Council, Advisor Continued Excellence Award, international distinguished chapter awards)Extensive knowledge and expertise of Phi Theta Kappa and its programsDesire to continue the Phi Theta Kappa ExperienceCommitment to improving opportunities for community college studentsHistory of providing financial support of programsThe 2014 Phi Theta Kappa Advisors Emeriti are:Leigh Bessey, retiring Colorado Regional Coordinator; advisor of the Alpha Pi Pi Chapter, Community College of Aurora, ColoradoBarbara Blair, retiring advisor of the Eta Beta Chapter, Southwest Texas Junior College, TexasDebbie Chaffin, former advisor of the Alpha Zeta Iota Chapter, Northwest Shoals Community College, and the Alpha Psi Xi Chapter, Bevill State Community College; AlabamaJeff Edwards, former headquarters staff member; former advisor of the Beta Lambda Mu Chapter, Lone Star College-CyFair, Texas, and the Kappa Alpha Chapter, Holmes Community College-Goodman Campus, MississippiDavid Elder, retiring Illinois Regional Coordinator; advisor of the Phi Phi Chapter, William Rainey Harper College, IllinoisDr. Janice Freeman, Foundation Trustee; former advisor of the Zeta Xi Chapter at Wharton County Junior College and the Epsilon of Texas Alumni Association at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, TexasDr. Joyce Freeman, Foundation Trustee; former advisor of the Zeta Xi Chapter at Wharton County Junior College and the Epsilon of Texas Alumni Association at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, TexasDr. Joan Fedor, former regional coordinator of Greater Northwest Region; advisor of the Pi Sigma Chapter, Highline Community College, WashingtonDr. Erica Hastert, former advisor of the Sigma Phi Chapter, Arapahoe Community College, ColoradoDr. Betsy Hertzler, former advisor of the Omicron Beta Chapter, Mesa Community College, ArizonaDr. Duane Hood, former advisor of the Psi Zeta Chapter, Western Texas College, TexasLeanne Jardine, former New York Regional Coordinator; advisor of the Upsilon Upsilon Chapter, Herkimer County Community College, New YorkJoan Keller, former Carolinas Regional Coordinator; advisor of the Alpha Epsilon Omicron Chapter, Trident Technical College, South CarolinaMarvin Langsam, former advisor of the Mu Epsilon, Miami Dade College, FloridaDr. Humphrey Lee, former Alabama Regional Coordinator; President of Northwest Shoals Community College, AlabamaDr. Anne Levig, former Minn-Wi-Kota Regional Coordinator; advisor of the Alpha Delta Upsilon Chapter, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, MinnesotaDr. Jo Marshall, Foundation Trustee; former Alabama Regional Coordinator; former advisor of the Pi Pi Chapter, Jefferson State Community College, Alabama; President of Somerset Community College, KentuckyDr. Lillie McCain, former advisor of the Alpha Omicron Iota Chapter, Mott Community College, MichiganLinda McGuirt, former advisor of the Omicron Upsilon Chapter, President of Central Alabama Community College, AlabamaSteve Meier, former advisor of the Eta Nu Chapter, St. Petersburg College, FloridaJoe Millas, retiring advisor of the Delta Omicron Chapter, Palm Beach State College, FloridaDr. John Modschiedler, former advisor of the Phi Beta Chapter, College of DuPage, IllinoisDr. Henry Moreland, former Board Member; former advisor of the Upsilon Eta Chapter, Florida State College at Jacksonville-Kent Campus, FloridaBarb Murray, former Headquarters staff member; former Minn-Wi-Kota Regional Coordinator, advisor of the Alpha Rho Alpha Chapter, Rainy River Community College, MinnesotaHattie Nunnery, former advisor of the Omicron Upsilon Chapter, Central Alabama Community College, AlabamaTom Obee, former Michigan Regional Coordinator; advisor of the Lambda Mu Chapter, St. Claire County Community College, MichiganAnn Parks, former Missouri Regional Coordinator; advisor of the Alpha Tau Chapter, Moberly Area Community College, MissouriDr. Ruth Randall, former Kansas Regional Coordinator; advisor of the Alpha Iota Gamma Chapter, Johnson County Community College, KansasDr. Janice Roberts, former advisor of the Pi Pi Chapter, Jefferson Community College, AlabamaRichard Rouillard, former advisor of the Alpha Theta Alpha Chapter, Oklahoma City Community College, OklahomaKristi Sather-Smith, former advisor of the Gamma Lambda Chapter, Hinds Community College-Raymond, MississippiDr. Betty Scott, former advisor of the Alpha Xi Beta Chapter, College of Southern Nevada, NevadaHelen Smith, retiring Arizona Regional Coordinator; advisor of the Alpha Eta Delta Chapter, South Mountain Community College, ArizonaPhi 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. More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 135,000 students inducted annually. Comments are closed.