Jackson, MS – Candace Eldridge, a speech communications professor at Collin College and Tarrant County College in Texas, was elected to serve on Phi Theta Kappa’s Alumni Advisory Council during the Society’s 2012 Annual Convention in Nashville April 12-14.
The Alumni Advisory Council is made up of Phi Theta Kappa alumni, both appointed by the Phi Theta Kappa Executive Director and elected each year by alumni attending the Annual Convention.
Other current Alumni Advisory Council members for 2012-2013 include Chair Pattie Van Atter, Middle States Regional Alumni Association, and Laurel Rothenberger, Virginia Region Alumni Association. David Kerr, Ohio Regional Alumni Association,completed his term of service on the Council during the 2012 Annual Convention.
Eldridge was inducted into the Alpha Mu Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa when she attended Collin College. A former Texas Regional Officer and International Officer candidate, she now serves as a faculty advisor for the Beta Sigma Mu Chapter at Tarrant County College – Trinity River Campus. She is affiliated with several alumni associations — Iota of Texas at University of Texas, Dallas; Pi of Texas at Texas A&M University-Commerce; the Kansas Region Alumni Association; the Oklahoma/Arkansas Alumni Association and the Texas Region Alumni Association. Eldridge previously served as president of the Texas Region Alumni Association and is a former recipient of the Texas Region’s Outstanding Alumni Award.
“Alumni members offer the experience that new members and officers need. Each of us has a unique experience and can help members understand that the road they take is a difficult one, but extremely rewarding,” Eldridge said. “Phi Theta Kappa membership is forever and should be considered as a lifetime commitment to its members, the organization, and the communities we serve. Despite all obstacles, we should always remember our rich heritage of Phi Theta Kappa and continue to help members and alumni with additional opportunities for growth.”
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,280 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, 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.