21 April Alumni Members/Associations Recognized, AAC Representative Elected Tweet April 21, 2016 Events & Awards, Press Room 0 Jackson, Mississippi - Alumni awards for individuals and chapters were presented at NerdNation 2016, Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention in National Harbor, Maryland, April 7-9. In addition, Ebonee Carpenter was elected as a member of the Society’s Alumni Advisory Council. Carpenter was inducted as a member of the Alpha Lambda Alpha Chapter at Hillsborough Community College in Florida and served as Phi Theta Kappa’s International President in 2014-15. She is now pursuing a baccalaureate degree at the University of Mississippi. Alumni awards were presented at the Hallmark Gala and Alumni Social on April 9. Alumni Association Awards recognize alumni associations that have been exemplary in the support of Phi Theta Kappa and its members. The 2016 winners are: Outstanding Regional Alumni Associations: Texas Regional Alumni Association Alpha of Ohio Alumni Association Middle States Regional Alumni Association Outstanding University-Based Alumni Association Award: Athens State University Alumni Association (Alabama) Outstanding Community-Based Alumni Association Award: Alpha Gamma Pi Alumni Association (Texas) Alpha Nu Omega Alumni Association (Pennsylvania) Alpha Xi Pi Alumni Association (Tennessee) The Alumni Association Award of Merit, which honors an alumni association that has been exemplary in providing support for two-year chapters, was presented to the Middle States Regional Alumni Association. The Alumni Awards of Appreciation provide recognition to Phi Theta Kappa alumni who support the current and future members of the Society. The 2016 winners are: Anna Van Loon Nominated by Wisconsin Region Abby Meyer Nominated by Ohio Region Jennifer Knee Nominated by Middle States Regional Alumni Association Sheri Wachman Nominated by Middle States Region Dolores Nelson Nominated by Chi Gamma Chapter Robert Lombrana Nominated by Alpha Rho Lambda Chapter Bree Pierfelice Nominated by Alpha Psi Tau Chapter Debbie Zamora Nominated by Missouri Region Michael Shoemaker Nominated by Alpha Nu Omega Chapter William Koch Nominated by Carolinas Region Elaine Rouse Nominated by Alpha Phi Nu Chapter Jennifer Knight Nominated by Alpha Chi Sigma Chapter Pam Howe Nominated by Kansas/Nebraska Region Calleb Bryan Capshaw Nominated by Tennessee Region Eric Trey Mueller Nominated by Eta Gamma Chapter Julie Gore Nominated by Beta Theta Xi Chapter Mario Areolla Nominated by Alpha Omega Iota Chapter Cheryl Maxwell Nominated by Beta Beta Tau Chapter Shanna E. Boley Nominated by the Alpha Nu Omega Alumni Association Michelle Silenzio-Franklin Nominated by Rho Upsilon Chapter Jack Bryant, an alumnus of the Mu Chi Chapter at Connors State College in Oklahoma who currently serves as president of Redlands Community College, received the Board of Directors Alumni Achievement Award during the second general session. 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.