29 October Phi Theta Kappa Announces 26 Faculty Scholars for 2014 Tweet October 29, 2013 Events & Awards, Press Room, The Experience The Experience, Events Awards, Press Room 0 Jackson, Mississippi - Twenty-six community college instructors have been selected from among nearly 3,000 chapter advisors to serve as Phi Theta Kappa's 2014 Faculty Scholars. The scholars were selected through a rigorous application process based on knowledge of the 2014-2015 Honors Study Topic, "Frontiers and the Spirit of Exploration," and demonstrated excellence in teaching or administration."We congratulate them for being selected to serve and for their willingness and desire to surpass the traditional duties of an advisor by contributing in this manner," said Susan Edwards, Phi Theta Kappa's Dean of Academic Affairs and Honors Programs.�The group will participate in the annual Faculty Scholar Conference in the British Virgin Islands, January 29-February 2, 2014. During the Conference, the Scholars will prepare to serve as facilitators during Phi Theta Kappa's Honors Institute, to be held June 16-21, 2014, at Washington University in St. Louis.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, June 14-16, at Washington University."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 Executive Director and CEO 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 500 Phi Theta Kappa members and chapter advisors from around the world and praised as ��the crown jewel of honors programming experiences.' "The 2014 Faculty Scholars are listed below, along with their community college, state and academic field:�Dr. Gisela (Bennie) AblesHouston Community College, TexasHistoryDr. Christopher Allen College of the Mainland, TexasBiologyMs. Michaelann Allen North Seattle College, WashingtonMedical AssistingMs. Rebecca Allen Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus Campus, IndianaCareer Services/Student LifeMr. Kevin Blackwell Neosho County Community College, KansasHumanities/Western Civilization/LawMr. Rob CareyPima Community College, ArizonaBiologyMrs. Kenoalani Dela CruzHawaii Community College, HawaiiCounselingDr. Blake EllisLone Star College-CyFair, TexasHistoryMs. Jo FrittsOzarks Technical College, MissouriEducationHonors Program CouncilMs. Sue GroveRiverland Community College, MinnesotaFrench/Speech/ESL/EnglishMs. Debra HodgeH. Lavity Stoutt Community College, British Virgin IslandsHumanities/Social ScienceMs. Karri KahlerNorthwestern Michigan College, MichiganHigher Education, Adult & Lifelong EducationMs. Nancy LongTrinity Valley Community College, TexasMathMs. Grace MegnetLamar State College-Port Arthur, TexasArtMs. Robin Rich-CoatesEastern Shore Community College, VirginiaBiologyMs. Lara RoemerCarl Sandburg College, IllinoisPolitical Science/HistoryMs. Jan RogMetropolitan Community College-Longview, MissouriEnglishMr. Glenn RohlfingPikes Peak Community College, ColoradoHistoryMr. Dan RooneyWestern Technical College, WisconsinTechnical Writing/CommunicationsHonors Program CouncilMr. Paul Roscelli Canada College, CaliforniaEconomics/LawMr. Steve SchroederCollege of DuPage, IllinoisCommunicationsHonors Program CouncilMs. Laurie Sherman Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode IslandEnglishDr. Sauda SmithH. Lavity Stoutt Community College, British Virgin IslandsEnglishHonors Program CouncilDr. Scott Vander PloegMadisonville Community College, KentuckyEnglishDr. Patricia Scott WestMississippi Gulf Coast Community College-Jefferson Davis Campus, MississippiCommunicationsHonors Program CouncilMs. Lisa YorkAsheville-Buncombe Community College, North CarolinaEnglishHonors Program CouncilPhi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Miss., 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.