Phi Theta Kappa Headquarters staff members were recognized for outstanding leadership, dedication and service in recent ceremonies at the Center for Excellence, which also celebrated Society achievements in 2011.
Executive Director Dr. Rod Risley thanked staff for contributing to a banner year for the Society, citing anticipated records in membership acceptance; launch of the resdesigned website; the response to Phi Theta Kappa’s college completion agenda; and gains in chapter chartering, scholarship initiatives, social media activity, and gifts.
Receiving the Above and Beyond Award, given for special efforts to benefit Phi Theta Kappa, was a group from various departments who assisted a fellow staff member during an extended illness. Recipients included Lea Ann Bethany, Cheryl Carr, Larry Horn, Anita Loflin, Jason Quick, Saralyn Quinn, Melissa Price and Tom Rowden.
Recognized for landmark years of service, with presentations of pins and gifts, were:
20 years: Chapter Relations Manager Phylliss Duvall
10 years: Marketing and Communications Senior Designer Renee Culpepper; Information Technology Senior Systems Engineer Larry Horn; and Financial Services Accounts Payable Specialist Holly Peel
5 Years: Key Services Specialist Jenny Bond; Information Technology Programmers Alan Causey and Arundhati Surakanti, and Database and Quality Performance Coordinator Jeanette Honeysucker; Financial Services Interim Chief Financial Officer Deidra Daws and Staff Accountant Vickie Embry; Senior College Relations Manager Sarah Reynolds; Foundation Executive Director Dr. Nancy Rieves; Marketing and Communications Multimedia Producer Tom Rowden; and Operations and Human Resources Administrator Deborah Stamps.
3 Years: Marketing and Communications Creative Director John McGee and Key Services Specialist Melissa Price.
Staff also participated in a memorial and tree planting honoring staff member Brian Hughes, who died in August.