Congratulations to our 2016 Regional Award Winners!

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Congratulations to our outstanding regional award winners for 2016:

Chapter Awards:

Distinguished Chapter
Alpha Psi Omicron
Georgia Highlands College

Distinguished Chapter Officer Team
Alpha Beta Gamma
Georgia Perimeter College

Distinguished College Project
Alpha Psi Omicron
Georgia Highlands College

Distinguished Honors in Action Project
Alpha Psi Omicron
Georgia Highlands College

Honors in Action Award, Theme 1 – Nature of the Quest
Alpha Rho Omega
South Georgia State College

Honors in Action Award, Theme 2 – Ideas and Ideologies as Frontiers
Beta Beta Tau
Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Honors in Action Award, Theme 3 – Quests of Human Expression
Alpha Beta Gamma
Georgia Perimeter College

Honors in Action Award, Theme 4 – Exploring the Natural Environment
Alpha Psi Omicron
Georgia Highlands College

Honors in Action Award, Theme 7 – Health and Medicine as Frontiers
Beta Sigma Sigma
Georgia Military College

Member, Officer, and Advisor Awards:

Distinguished Chapter Officer
Justin Jones
Alpha Psi Omicron
Georgia Highlands College

Distinguished Chapter Member
Ajah Ochoa
Alpha Beta Gamma
Georgia Perimeter College

Distinguished Advisor
Michelle Geisert
Beta Beta Tau
Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Regional Awards:

Georgia Hall of Honor
Christin Koutavas
Alpha Psi Omicron
Georgia Highlands College

Georgia Hall of Honor
Nicholas Vaz
Beta Beta Tau
Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Sarah Anne Staples Award
Michelle Geisert
Beta Beta Tau
Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Georgia Distinguished Administrator
Larion Williams
Beta Beta Tau
Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Honoring Outstanding Students: 2016 All-Georgia Awards

Georgia students were honored March 3, 2016, at the All-Georgia Luncheon. Keynote speaker State Representative Keisha Waites spoke on the importance of education, and described her own time as a student within Georgia’s two-year college system, and how that experience contributed to her success.

Student honorees were as follows:

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Sheila Norvell
Leah Satonica
Andrew College
Samantha Gidney

Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Oladipo Bakare
Mark Johnson

Darton State College
Zhaoling McDuffie

East Georgia State College
Damon Knighten
Hillary Davis
William Kaht

Georgia Highlands College
Roy Clifton
Stephanie Vanas
Justin Jones
Richard Twist
Laura Jordan
Hollie Lung
Kaneisha Smith

Georgia Military College
Ashley Dennis
Heather Wolff
Brad Bayless
Sarah North

Georgia Perimeter College
Yoseph Guta
Kharina Scrubb
Kyle Merrill
Thomas Nguyen
Baobsom Djakli Bougouma
Josue Ramirez
Paris Little

South Georgia State College
Charles Pridgen
Susana Rojas Mandujano
Courtney Falvo
Kolby Kicklighter

University of North Georgia
Natalie Fisher
Michelle McAdams

As always, the Georgia Region offers its sincere thanks to the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, without which this event could not happen.

Congratulations to our 2015-2016 Regional Officers

The Georgia Region welcomes its 2015-2016 Regional Officers:

President: Gerald Andre, Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Vice President: Danielle Sumner, South Georgia State College
Chapter Relations: Justin Jones, Georgia Highlands
Secretary: Ashton Burke, Darton State College

Congratulations again, and the region looks forward to an excellent year.

Remembering Margo Hamm

Thehamm_margo Georgia Region is deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Margo Hamm, Regional Coordinator for the Kentucky region.

Margo was warm, kind, inspirational, and embodied the ideals of Phi Theta Kappa. She was a servant leader who gave unselfishly of herself, while encouraging others to excel.

Before Margo became ill, she was involved in spearheading a project called the Lewis County Imagination Library. Her family has asked that we celebrate Margo’s love of reading by supporting this project. Those willing and able to assist can send donations to c/o Robin Hamm-LaValley, 1482 Shady Brook Lane, Portsmouth OH 45662.

Margo will be missed by all who had the great fortune to meet her.

Georgia Southern Scholarships for Phi Theta Kappans

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Associate Director of Admissions Neal Richardson is willing to bet that Phi Theta Kappans are exactly the sorts of transfer students Georgia Southern University wants to attract–and the university is putting money on it.

Richardson says that when he worked at other institutions, he experienced the Phi Theta Kappa difference:

“We had an alumni chapter at the previous university where I worked, and what we found is that the Phi Theta Kappa students transferred to our campus, and then said, ‘What’s next? I’m ready to make a difference!’ At one point we had five former chapter presidents working together in our alumni chapter, and when you put that kind of energy and dedication in one place, great things happen.”

Richardson is looking forward to making great things happen at Georgia Southern, which has recently implemented a transfer scholarship for Phi Theta Kappans. Renewable for two years, the scholarship will be awarded to applicants who best fit the ideals of a true Phi Theta Kappan, and show dedication to the four Hallmarks of Leadership, Scholarship, Service, and Fellowship.

Richardson said, “We’re really looking for well-rounded applicants and we’re taking a holistic approach to awarding these scholarships. Yes, we love to see 4.0 GPAs, but we also want to see an emphasis on service and leadership. We’re looking for great students who are also great people.”

Georgia Southern has more in store for Phi Theta Kappans than just scholarships, as there are plans underway for an on-campus alumni chapter, and the university currently has an active chapter of Tau Sigma, the honors fraternity for transfer students.

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When asked what prospective transfer students needed to do to apply for the scholarship, Richardson said that the process was easy. “What we need you to do is apply for admittance, and at the same time, fill out and submit the transfer scholarship application. The deadline for the scholarship application is May 1st, so students who are interested should move quickly so we can consider them for scholarships. We’d like as many people in the running as possible!”

Need more information on Georgia Southern University and scholarships? Visit the university’s website at http://www.georgiasouthern.edu, or contact transfer admissions via their website.

All-Georgia Awards Honor Students Statewide

Students from across Georgia were honored Thursday, March 12 at the Sloppy Floyd building in downtown Atlanta, overlooking the State Capitol. Honorees were:

Katy Johnson and Ebony Missick, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Olivia Johnson, Andrew College

Jared Ford, Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Shelley Brooks and Samantha Nagy, Darton State College

Sabrina Ogletree, East Georgia State College

Hannah Lively, Michael Vanderberg, Gena Carter, Hillary Rowell, Hali Bohannon, and Lindsey Miles, Georgia Highlands College

Charles Fletcher, Mary Lucas, and Shane Kiral, Georgia Military College 

Aemah Badri, Deepa Singh Thakuri, Armel Nsiangani, Rozhin Parvaresh, and Jeremy Borger, Georgia Perimeter College

Elizabeth Brown, Gwinnett Technical College

Kaitlin Spivey and Sylvia Smith, South Georgia State College

Kati Chacon, Andrena Mathis, Erica Leikvoll, and Katherine Roth, University of North Georgia

In addition, Aemah Badri of Georgia Perimeter College was selected as a 2015 New Century Scholar and will receive a $2,000 scholarship, and Kaitlin Spivey of South Georgia State College was chosen as the Coca Cola Silver Scholar, and received a $1,250 scholarship.

Each student was named to the All-Georgia Academic Team, sponsored by the Coca Cola Foundation and Phi Theta Kappa, and receive a medallion and commemorative certificate. In attendance were college administrators and students from across the state. Kaleb Wilkes, an alumnus of South Georgia State College, served as keynote speaker.

To be eligible for this honor, students must be nominated by their college to the All-Georgia Academic Team.  Nominees are selected based on leadership qualities, community service and outstanding academic performance. Students nominated become eligible for the All-USA Academic Team, the Coca-Cola New Century Scholars Scholarship, and the All-USA Community College Academic Team and Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team scholarships. These programs award over $300,000 in scholarships every spring.

Georgia Perimeter Student Shines as New Century Scholar

‘Shyest’ student shines as New Century Scholar

By Rebecca Rakoczy

Iraqi native Aemah Badri is driven with the desire to succeed. The petite 25-year-old Georgia Perimeter College student efficiently organizes her time for her studies, tutors others, is a leader in the Math, Engineering and Science club, and is active in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and GPC’s Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) organization.

Badri does all this, while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

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2015 Regional Awards Winners

Congratulations to our 2015 Regional Awards Winners!

2015 Spring Regionals

Chapter Awards

Honors in Action, Theme 3: Quests of Human Expression
Beta Beta Tau, Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Honors in Action, Theme 4: Exploring the Natural Environment
Alpha Rho Omega, South Georgia State College

Honors in Action, Theme 7: Health and Medicine as Frontiers
Alpha Psi Omicron, Georgia Highlands College

Distinguished Honors in Action Project
Beta Beta Tau, Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Distinguished College Project
Beta Beta Tau, Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Distinguished Chapter Award
Beta Beta Tau, Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Distinguished Chapter Officer Team
Kappa Sigma, South Georgia State College

Member, Officer, and Advisor Awards

Distinguished Chapter Officer
Janet Walker, Beta Beta Tau, Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Distinguished Chapter Officer
Shane Kiral, Beta Sigma Sigma, Georgia Military College

Regional Awards

Georgia Distinguished Administrator
Dr. Renva Watterson, Alpha Psi Omicron, Georgia Highlands College

Georgia Distinguished Administrator
Dr. Cynthia Evers, Beta Beta Tau, Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Georgia Distinguished Alumnus
Curtis Todd, Beta Beta Tau, Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Georgia Hall of Honor
Shelby Joji, Alpha Chi Delta, Augusta Technical College

Georgia Hall of Honor
Samuel Yeomans, Beta Beta Tau, Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Sarah Anne Staples Award
Janet Walker, Beta Beta Tau, Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Horizon Award
Carrie Holzmeister, Beta Sigma Sigma, Georgia Military College, Columbus

Horizon Award
Ame Wilkerson, Kappa Sigma, South Georgia State College

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