18 April Thirteen Phi Theta Kappa Advisors Named 2016 Advisors Emeriti Tweet April 18, 2016 Events & Awards, Press Room NerdNation, Foundation 0 Jackson, Mississippi – Thirteen advisors have been named Advisors Emeriti by the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation and were recognized during the Association of Chapter Advisors Luncheon at Phi Theta Kappa's 2016 annual convention in National Harbor, Maryland, April 7-9. Established by the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation, the Advisor Emeritus program includes 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. Recipients 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 convention each year. To be selected, the advisor must meet a majority of the following criteria: Retired/retiring from serving as an advisor Length of service of five years or greater High 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 programs Desire to continue the Phi Theta Kappa experience Commitment to improving opportunities for community college students History of providing financial support Must be retired from a two-year college full-time The 2016 Phi Theta Kappa Advisors Emeriti are: Dr. Jane Abbott Santa Fe Community College New Mexico Cindy Armijo Luna Community College New Mexico Christine Bush Palm Beach State Community College Florida Sue Grove Riverland Community College Minnesota William (Bill) Loftus (posthumously) Big Sandy Community & Technical College Kentucky Larry Polk Richland College Texas Dr. Yolanda Romero North Lake College Texas Judy Ryan Fresno City College California Erin Smith Copiah-Lincoln Community College Mississippi Dr. Virginia (Ginny) Stahl Scottsdale Community College Arizona Jim Stonesifer Banner Elk Community College North Carolina Brady Surles Southwest Virginia Community College Virginia Billy Wilson Holmes Community College-Goodman Campus/Meridian Community College Mississippi Advisors Emeriti have opportunities to remain engaged with Phi Theta Kappa by sharing their knowledge, serving as volunteers and acting as resources for new advisors. Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society recognizing students pursuing two-year degrees. Phi Theta Kappa is made up of more than 3 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations. Comments are closed.