Thirty Named Phi Theta Kappa Continued Excellence Advisors

Jackson, MS – Thirty Phi Theta Kappa advisors will be honored with the 2014 Continued Excellence Award for Advisors, presented by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society during NerdNation 2014, the annual convention in Orlando, Florida, April 24-26. Recipients will receive commemorative medallions and be honored during the Association of Chapter Advisors Luncheon and the Hallmark Awards Gala.

The Continued Excellence Award for Advisors recognizes advisors who have served at least four years and have previously won a Distinguished Advisor Award. Award-winning advisors have made significant contributions to the growth of the individual chapter members, served as the chapter’s advocate on campus and encouraged the chapter to be involved on the local, regional and/or international level of the organization. Advisors were nominated by their chapters through the Hallmark Awards application process. They were selected by a panel of judges from over 50 nominees worldwide.

The 2014 Continued Excellence Award for Advisors winners are:

Gisela Ables
Omega Sigma Chapter
Houston Community College
Houston, Texas

Rebecca Allen
Alpha Rho Tau Chapter
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
Franklin, Indiana

Margaret Berter
Kappa Tau Chapter
Metropolitan Community College – Longview
Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Barbara Blair
Eta Beta Chapter
Southwest Texas Junior College
Uvalde, Texas

James Brumbaugh
Alpha Beta Omega Chapter
Lord Fairfax Community College
Middletown, Virginia

Melinda Byrd-Murphy
Phi Upsilon Chapter
Alabama Southern Community College
Monroeville, Alabama

Irene Byrnes
Mu Eta Chapter
SUNY Broome Community College
Binghamton, New York

Beth Carraway
Alpha Nu Sigma Chapter
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Conway, South Carolina

Sima Dabir
Beta Zeta Mu Chapter
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Sioux City, Iowa

Lena Dexter
Pi Psi Chapter
Faulkner State Community College
Bay Minette, Alabama

Linda Duffy
Beta Nu Chi Chapter
Western Technical College
LaCrosse, Wisconsin

Laura Dupree
Alpha Alpha Rho Chapter
Lone Star College – North Harris
Houston, Texas

Steve Fritts
Alpha Psi Tau Chapter
Ozarks Technical Community College
Springfield, Missouri

Lisa Gdowski
Chi Sigma Chapter
Central Community College
Columbus, Nebraska

Mary Hovanec
Chi Omega Chapter
Cuyahoga Community College
Parma, Ohio

Charles Klein
Alpha Sigma Alpha Chapter
De Anza College
Cupertino, California

Carolyn Mattern
Alpha Kappa Sigma Chapter
Red Rocks Community College
Lakewood, Colorado

Jennifer McCabe
Beta Lambda Kappa Chapter
Macomb Community College
Warren, Michigan

Linda McFate
Eta Gamma Chapter
Coffeyville Community College
Coffeyville, Kansas

Daryl Milligan
Alpha Epsilon Omicron Chapter
Trident Technical College
Charleston, South Carolina

Alena Morrow
Omicron Zeta Chapter
Somerset Community College
Somerset, Kentucky

Duane Oakes
Omicron Beta Chapter
Mesa Community College
Mesa, Arizona

John Ortiz
Alpha Psi Pi Chapter
Gloucester County College
Sewell, New Jersey

Heather Owen
Alpha Beta Eta Chapter
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College
Andalusia, Alabama

Victoria Perry
Alpha Epsilon Nu Chapter
Bishop State Community College
Mobile, Alabama

Twila Quintana
Beta Mu Nu Chapter
Luna Community College
Las Vegas, New Mexico

Yolanda Romero
Alpha Zeta Eta Chapter
North Lake College
Irving, Texas

Kim Russell
Omega Nu Chapter
Delgado Community College
New Orleans, Louisiana

Stacy Tucker
Mu Delta Chapter
Kansas City Kansas Community College
Kansas City, Kansas

Jeffery Wooters
Theta Chi Chapter
Pensacola State College
Pensacola, Florida

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. Nearly 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 131,000 students inducted annually.

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