Jackson, MS – Phi Theta Kappa regional coordinator award winners will be honored during NerdNation 2014, the annual convention in Orlando, Florida, April 24-26. Awards will be presented at regional meetings during NerdNation, and recipients will receive recognition during the Parade of Flags Ceremony in the Opening General Session. Phi Theta Kappa is made up of a total of 30 regions. Regional coordinators serve as the leaders of the regions and as liaisons between Phi Theta Kappa Headquarters and the chapters in their regions.
The Distinguished Regional Coordinator Awards are selected by the Society’s executive staff. Selection is based on coordinators’: (1) encouragement, fellowship and continuity provided to chapters within the region; (2) assistance provided in planning and implementing regional meetings; (3) facilitation of attendance at international meetings by chapters in their region; and (4) orientation, motivation and direction provided to chapter advisors and regional officers. Each recipient must have served the Society as a coordinator for a minimum of five years.
The 2014 Distinguished Regional Coordinator Award winners are:
- Cindy Armijo, New Mexico Regional Coordinator
- Dr. David Strong Jr., Tennessee Regional Coordinator
A retiring regional coordinator who has served less than five years and has demonstrated exemplary leadership and service may be recognized with the Regional Coordinator Distinguished Service Award.
The 2014 Regional Coordinator Distinguished Service Award winners are:
- Dr. Velda Arnaud, Rocky Mountain-Cascade Regional Coordinator
- Dr. Carey Treager Huber, Indiana Regional Coordinator
A retiring regional coordinator with five years or more of service and with an outstanding record of leading the region and supporting the mission of Phi Theta Kappa may be recognized as a Regional Coordinator Emeritus.
The 2014 Regional Coordinator Emeritus Award winners are:
- Leigh Bessey, Colorado Regional Coordinator
- David Elder, Illinois Regional Coordinator
- Dr. Humphrey Lee, Alabama Regional Coordinator
- Helen Smith, Arizona Regional Coordinator
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.