Four Appointed to Phi Theta Kappa Honors Program Council

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has appointed four college faculty members to serve on its Honors Program Council and help direct its honors programming for the next four years.

Each member will represent a specific discipline on the Council and will serve a four-year term effective July 2020. The new Honors Program Council members are:

• Gigi Delk, Career and Technical Education Representative, Tyler Junior College, Texas

• Dr. Kelly Kennedy-Everett, Service Learning Representative, Miami Dade College – Hialeah Campus, Florida

• Dr. Kismet Loftin-Bell, Social Sciences/Communications Representative, Forsyth Technical Community College, North Carolina

• Dr. Inhye Peterson, Virtual Learning Representative, Rio Salado College, Arizona

The Honors Program Council is composed of Phi Theta Kappa faculty advisors and consultants. The group selects the Society’s Honors Study Topic, an interdisciplinary focus used by chapters and colleges as the basis for honors study in discussions, courses, seminars, and Honors in Action Projects.

The Council helps plan Phi Theta Kappa’s Honors Institute, a week-long summer conference focusing on the Honors Study Topic, and the Faculty Scholar Conference to train Honors Institute small-group leaders. Council members also serve on the Editorial Board of Civic Scholar: Phi Theta Kappa Journal of Undergraduate Research.

“We are privileged to have these four advisors as members of our Honors Program Council,” said Phi Theta Kappa’s President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner. “Their vast teaching and administrative experience will be invaluable to the Council in developing and exploring future Honors Study Topics. We welcome their expertise as dedicated Phi Theta Kappa advisors and as highly respected members of their colleges.”

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