Alumnus and chapter advisor Dave Sigmund has been appointed secretary to Phi Theta Kappa’s Alumni Advisory Council. He will serve a two-year term in the position.
Sigmund was inducted into the Beta Gamma Epsilon Chapter at Stark State College in Ohio and was a member of the 2009 All-USA Community College Academic Team. He became an adjunct professor in Stark State College’s Applied Industrial Technology Department so he could become a Phi Theta Kappa advisor.
“Dave Sigmund’s commitment to Phi Theta Kappa and the success of students is outstanding,” said Ohio Regional Coordinator Cindy Carbone. “Starting as a member first, then taking on the challenge as a regional officer, international officer candidate and now as an advisor, Dave’s experience and passion for Phi Theta Kappa has only grown through the years, and this position will allow him the opportunity to share that experience and passion with a vital group in Phi Theta Kappa – the alumni.”
To be considered for this role, the individual must be professional with proven interpersonal skills working with advisors, members and fellow alumni.
“Dave fits this well, as an articulate and passionate alumnus,” said Courtney Taylor, Annual Giving and Alumni Relations Coordinator for Phi Theta Kappa.
Alumni Advisory Council members serve as liaisons between alumni, alumni associations and Headquarters. They provide advice and assistance on Society alumni issues and concerns to the Phi Theta Kappa Headquarters staff.
Also serving on the Alumni Advisory Council are Kenneth Ruemke, chair, and Connie Myers-Kerr, elected member at-large. All three council members have a history of active participation in Phi Theta Kappa.
Sigmund has been a proven servant leader to the Society in many ways. He was a leader through the legislative process required to institute a Phi Theta Kappa license plate in Ohio, a project in which he continues to be engaged as he educates fellow members to keep the program alive as a fundraiser for Ohio members.
He also served on the committee to establish the Alumni Award of Appreciation, a highly successful new launch to cultivate and recognize alumni.
“I came back to school in 2004 hoping just to get a degree,” Sigmund said. “I never believed I could aspire to be a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and now I am a member of the Alumni Advisory Council and a co-advisor. I am very excited to be able to give back to the Society that has given me so much.”
Learn more about the Alumni Advisory Council here.