11 November Phi Theta Kappa Announces 2016/2017 Faculty Scholars Tweet November 11, 2015 General Advisors, Faculty Scholars, Honors Institute 0 Thirty community college instructors have been selected from among nearly 3,000 chapter advisors to serve as Phi Theta Kappa’s 2016/2017 Faculty Scholars. Among those selected as Faculty Scholars are eight advisors who were chosen to serve on Phi Theta Kappa’s Honors Program Council. Members of the council serve four-year terms and help assess the Society’s honors programming. They have also been charged with developing the 2016/2017 Honors Study Topic, How The World Works: Global Perspectives. The scholars were selected through a rigorous application process through which they demonstrated excellence in teaching or administration. The selection committee also considered where the applicant lives, the Phi Theta Kappa division in which they advise, the teaching or professional discipline and the variety in terms of the number of years the applicant has served as a chapter advisor. The result is a strong, diverse group of Faculty Scholars. “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 attend the annual Faculty Scholar Conference at Phi Theta Kappa’s Center for Excellence in Jackson, Mississippi, January 27-30, where they will study the 2016/2017 Honors Study Topic and prepare to serve as discussion facilitators for the 2016 Honors Institute at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The group will also serve as Faculty Scholars for the 2017 Honors Institute. “The Faculty Scholar Conference is recognized internationally as one of the finest professional development programs available for community college faculty members,” Edwards said. “We are proud to once again offer this intense training experience to a new crop of Faculty Scholars as they prepare to serve as facilitators for Honors Institute. “Approximately 450 Phi Theta Kappa members and chapter advisors from around the world will join us at Wake Forest University for Honors Institute next year, and our Faculty Scholars will be ready to guide them through this pinnacle of honors programming experiences.” During Honors Institute, the Faculty Scholars will lead groups of 15 to 18 honor students in seminar discussions of the issues presented by experts on the Honors Study Topic throughout the week. Karen McCall Dale is the 2016/2017 Parnell Scholar. This scholarship goes to the Faculty Scholar whose application was judged to be the most outstanding among the applicants who have never before participated in NerdNation or Honors Institute. The scholarship covers registration, airfare and hotel for NerdNation 2016. Dr. Rebecca Tate is the 2016/2017 Mayfield Scholar. This scholarship goes to the Faculty Scholar whose application was judged to be the most outstanding among the applicants who have not been certified to teach Phi Theta Kappa’s Leadership Development Program. The scholarship covers registration for one of the summer certification sessions during Tate’s tenure as a Faculty Scholar. The 2016/2017 Faculty Scholars, along with their community college, state and academic field, are Dr. Gisela (Bennie) Ables Houston Community College, Texas History Dr. Roxanna Anderson Palm Beach State College, Florida Psychology Dr. Rosie Banks Harold Washington College, Illinois English Michael Bauer Leeward Community College, Hawaii Information and Computer Sciences Kevin Blackwell Neosho County Community College, Kansas History/Humanities Cindy Carbone Oakland Community College, Michigan English Justin Carvalho Kaui Community College, Hawaii Carpentry, Facilities Engineering and Maintenance Dr. Lisa Draughon Johnston Community College, North Carolina Biology Dr. Blake Ellis Lone Star College-CyFair, Texas History Jo Fritts Ozarks Technical Community College, Missouri American Sign Language/Leadership/Adult Learning Honors Program Council Member Lori Garrett Parkland College, Illinois Biology Cathy Gillis Napa Valley College, California English Dr. Kari Kahler Northwestern Michigan College, Michigan Student Development, Higher Education and Adult Learning Mary Linder Grayson County College, Texas Government/History Karen McCall Dale Cleveland State Community College, Tennessee Music Dr. Tomas Ramos Tacoma Community College, Washington Communications Lara Roemer Carl Sandburg College, Illinois Political Science Honors Program Council Member Leila Rogers Horry Georgetown Technical College, South Carolina Sociology Glenn Rohlfing Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado History Honors Program Council Member Paul Roscelli Cañada College, California Economics Dr. Sauda Smith H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, British Virgin Islands English Honors Program Council Member Chris Solomon Trident Technical College, South Carolina Accounting Honors Program Council Member Dr. Leo Studach Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana Life and Physical Science Dr. Rebecca Tate Lone Star College-Tomball, Texas English Samuel Clay Wallace Montgomery County Community College, Pennsylvania Geography and Religious Studies Dr. Melissa Weinbrenner Northeast Texas Community College, Texas History Honors Program Council Member Dr. Pat West Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Mississippi Communications Dr. Johannah Williams Hinds Community College, Mississippi Computer Science Honors Program Council Member Dr. Kevin Windham Shelton State Community College, Alabama History Lisa York Asheville-Buncombe Community College, North Carolina English Honors Program Council Member Comments are closed.