Thirty Named Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Chapter Officers

Jackson, MS – Thirty Phi Theta Kappa members will be honored with the 2014 Distinguished Chapter Officer Awards, 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 Hallmark Awards Gala.

Distinguished Chapter Officers must be nominated by their chapters through the Hallmark Awards application process and are chosen based on a student’s demonstration of leadership, promotion of Honors in Action, other engagement in the Society and enthusiasm for the Hallmarks of the Society (Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship). They were selected by a panel of judges from more than 450 nominees internationally.

The 2014 Distinguished Chapter Officer Award winners are:

Jaimelynn Alvarez, Beta Theta Omicron Chapter, Skyline College, San Bruno, California

Leila Ayala Camacho, Alpha Gamma Omega Chapter, Valencia College, Orlando, Florida

Stacie Banes, Alpha Rho Epsilon Chapter, Columbus State Community College, Columbus, Ohio

Milla Bartz, Alpha Kappa Alpha Chapter, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, Minnesota

Kelly Botoulas, Alpha Nu Sigma Chapter, Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Conway, South Carolina

Savina Cancino, Alpha Kappa Sigma Chapter, Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, Colorado

Nathaniel Glick, Alpha Nu Omega Chapter, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Sarah Guess, Upsilon Sigma Chapter, Itawamba Community College, Fulton, Mississippi

Sara Guisinger, Alpha Sigma Phi Chapter, Clark College, Vancouver, Washington

Lerraine Haak, Alpha Epsilon Omicron Chapter, Trident Technical College, Charleston, South Carolina

Jessika Hamrick, Eta Gamma Chapter, Coffeyville Community College, Coffeyville, Kansas

William Howell, Alpha Lambda Xi Chapter, Lone Star College – Kingwood, Kingwood, Texas

Cristobal Jenkins, Alpha Omega Iota Chapter, Southwest Texas Junior College, Del Rio, Texas

Harmeet Kaur, Alpha Upsilon Tau Chapter, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana

Michelle Kemeny, Omicron Beta Chapter, Mesa Community College, Mesa, Arizona

William Gene Koch, Alpha Chi Sigma Chapter, Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, North Carolina

George Melchor, Eta Beta Chapter, Southwest Texas Junior College, Uvalde, Texas

Eric Mueller, Eta Gamma Chapter, Coffeyville Community College, Coffeyville, Kansas

Brooke Muranko, Beta Alpha Tau Chapter, Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland

Angelina Nance, Alpha Nu Lambda Chapter, Clark State Community College, Springfield, Ohio

Heather Pennick, Alpha Xi Eta Chapter, St. Johns River State College, St. Augustine, Florida

Nathaniel Peoples, Beta Sigma Mu Chapter, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, Texas

Ronald Rubanick, Upsilon Gamma Chapter, Middlesex County College, Edison, New Jersey

Molly Schoenherr, Rho Kappa Chapter, Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois

Sarah Schutt, Rho Zeta Chapter, Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake, Washington

Mark Simonds, Alpha Phi Kappa Chapter, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Lexington, Kentucky

Keri Thompson, Tau Theta Chapter, Labette Community College, Parsons, Kansas

Chelsea Vincent, Alpha Rho Mu Chapter, Lone Star College – Tomball, Tomball, Texas

Vickie Weeks, Beta Alpha Xi Chapter, Estrella Mountain Community College, Avondale, Arizona

Zi Zeng, Alpha Kappa Chapter, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, New York

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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