Thirty Named Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Chapter Members

Jackson, MS – Thirty Phi Theta Kappa members will be honored with the Distinguished Chapter Member Awards, presented by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society during NerdNation 2015, the annual convention in San Antonio, Texas, April 16-18. Recipients will receive commemorative medallions and be honored during the Second General Session.

Distinguished Chapter Members must be nominated by their chapters through the Hallmark Awards application process, and are chosen based on a student’s embodiment of the Hallmarks of the Society (Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship) through Honors in Action and other chapter activities. They were selected by a panel of judges from 150 nominees internationally.

The 2015 Distinguished Chapter Member Award winners are:

Xavier Aguirre
Phi Phi Chapter
William Rainey Harper College
Palatine, Illinois

Jason Avelson
Phi Chapter
Weatherford College
Weatherford, Texas

Nathanael Boring
Chi Nu Chapter
Eastern Florida State College
Melbourne, Florida

Shannon Conner Van Benthuysen
Pi Lambda Chapter
Seminole State College of Florida
Sanford, Florida

Joseph Cristman
Alpha Sigma Phi Chapter
Clark College
Vancouver, Washington

Teresa Cutlip
Beta Gamma Epsilon Chapter
Stark State College
North Canton, Ohio

Samuel Desind
Alpha Epsilon Phi Chapter
Bergen Community College
Paramus, New Jersey

Roosvely Diaz Delgado
Alpha Gamma Omega Chapter
Valencia College
Orlando, Florida

Uyen Do
Beta Lambda Mu Chapter
Lone Star College-CyFair
Houston, Texas

Melinda Dourte
Rho Zeta Chapter
Big Bend Community College
Moses Lake, Washington

Shannon Gammill
Eta Beta Chapter
Southwest Texas Junior College
Uvalde, Texas

Melanie Goff Bradley
Alpha Omega Nu Chapter
Edgecombe Community College
Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Jenna Griffis
Alpha Gamma Pi Chapter
Austin Community College
Austin, Texas

Sam Hooper
Eta Rho Chapter
Wenatchee Valley College
Wenatchee, Washington

Darrell Jones
Gamma Lambda Chapter
Hinds Community College
Raymond, Mississippi

Johnie Judd
Alpha Psi Epsilon Chapter
Hawaii Community College
Hilo, Hawaii

Robin Kay Keel
Alpha Xi Pi Chapter
Motlow State Community College
Lynchburg, Tennessee

Cory Kiper
Pi Epsilon Chapter
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Gautier, Mississippi

Tonya Mages
Beta Nu Omicron Chapter
Anoka Technical College
Ramsey, Minnesota

Karen Meacham
Beta Delta Omicron Chapter
Tarrant County College
Arlington, Texas

Stephanie Moore
Alpha Rho Mu Chapter
Lone Star College-Tomball
Tomball, Texas

Ebony Nava
Alpha Phi Kappa Chapter
Bluegrass Community & Technical College
Lexington, Kentucky

Celeste Nunez
Alpha Beta Chi Chapter
Pima Community College
Tucson, Arizona

Ana Oliveira-Beuses
Kappa Nu Chapter
College of Central Florida
Ocala, Florida

Hadassa Pupo
Alpha Lambda Alpha Chapter
Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, Florida

Rebecca Reyes
Phi Tau Chapter
Tarrant County College
Hurst, Texas

Brianna Schwerling
Alpha Pi Epsilon Chapter
Southwestern College
Chula Vista, California

Jacqueline Vernon
Kappa Tau Chapter
Metropolitan Community College – Longview
Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Daniel von Seckendorff
Chi Delta Chapter
East Central College
Union, Missouri

Jacqueline Yu
Alpha Omega Alpha Chapter
Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, California

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, plus Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 134,000 students inducted annually.

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