Thirty Named Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Advisors

Jackson, MS – Thirty Phi Theta Kappa advisors will be honored with the 2014 Distinguished Advisor Award, 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 Distinguished Advisor Award recognizes advisors who have served at least four years and 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 more than 75 nominees worldwide.

The 2014 Distinguished Advisor Award winners are:

Renee Alfano
Beta Beta Psi Chapter
Madison Area Technical College
Madison, Wisconsin

Maria Botello
Psi Kappa Chapter
St. Philip’s College
San Antonio, Texas

Anthony Cornett
Xi Pi Chapter
Polk State College
Winter Haven, Florida

Shannon Cross
Alpha Omicron Chapter
Tyler Junior College
Tyler, Texas

Dayron Deaton
Alpha Xi Pi Chapter
Motlow State Community College
Lynchburg, Tennessee

Patricia Decker
Alpha Iota Gamma Chapter
Johnson County Community College
Overland Park, Kansas

Stephen Frisbee
Lambda Beta Chapter
SUNY Mohawk Valley Community College
Utica, New York

Richard Georges
Beta Omicron Sigma Chapter
H. Lavity Stoutt Community College
Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Linda Gronberg-Quinn
Beta Alpha Tau Chapter
Community College of Baltimore County
Baltimore, Maryland

Heidi Kiley
Alpha Zeta Nu Chapter
SUNY Suffolk County Community College
Selden, New York

Vicky Knickerbocker
Alpha Omicron Beta Chapter
Inver Hills Community College
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

Win Win Kyi
Alpha Epsilon Phi Chapter
Bergen Community College
Paramus, New Jersey

Mary Linder
Omicron Psi Chapter
Grayson College
Denison, Texas

Ed Lipinski
Omicron Beta Chapter
Mesa Community College
Mesa, Arizona

Frank Malinowski
Chi Xi Chapter
Darton State College
Albany, Georgia

Charles Mastrangelo
Alpha Kappa Upsilon Chapter
Massasoit Community College
Brockton, Massachusetts

James Mauldin
Alpha Beta Upsilon Chapter
Redlands Community College
El Reno, Oklahoma

Necia Nicholas
Sigma Lambda Chapter
Calhoun Community College
Tanner, Alabama

Tomas Ramos
Chi Gamma Chapter
Tacoma Community College
Tacoma, Washington

Nick Reeves
Beta Delta Omega Chapter
Mt. San Jacinto College
Murrieta, California

Ryan Ruckel
Beta Tau Gamma Chapter
Pearl River Community College
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Lisa Schroeder York
Alpha Upsilon Eta Chapter
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Asheville, North Carolina

Beth Sindt
Beta Alpha Kappa Chapter
Hawkeye Community College
Waterloo, Iowa

Erin Smith
Eta Omega Chapter
Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Wesson, Mississippi

Kitty Spires
Alpha Eta Kappa Chapter
Midlands Technical College
Columbia, South Carolina

Jennifer St. Pierre
Alpha Nu Omega Chapter
Harrisburg Area Community College
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Todd Stowell
Omicron Iota Chapter
Schoolcraft College
Livonia, Michigan

Susan Swirsky
Alpha Xi Theta Chapter
Gateway Community College
New Haven, Connecticut

Alicia Tomasian
Phi Phi Chapter
William Rainey Harper College
Palatine, Illinois

Teresa Wells
Omicron Alpha Chapter
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Gulfport, Mississippi

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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