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The Phi Theta Kappa Foundation has announced that the Society will be honoring the memory of long-time staff member West Williamson by establishing the West Williamson Convention Scholarship Endowment, which will provide annual scholarships for advisors and members from a newly chartered chapter to attend the Annual Convention.
West began his relationship with Phi Theta Kappa as a part-time staff member while attending Holmes Community College, where he earned membership in Phi Theta Kappa. He transferred to Delta State University on a Phi Theta Kappa scholarship, graduated, and returned to work with the Society full time. Over the years West served in many key leadership roles – including information technology, membership services, and chapter programs.
“Phi Theta Kappa has lost a dedicated soul. He loved the organization and worked tirelessly for it,” said Phi Theta Kappa’s Executive Director and CEO Dr. Rod Risley. “We have lost a brave, kind, and compassionate young man, and now commit his leadership to our history.”
Dr. Nancy Rieves, CEO of the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation, said creating and naming the scholarship for West was a way to honor his great contributions to the Society over 23 years.
“West touched the lives of both students and advisors, and knew the importance of early engagement of chapters. Fittingly, he was responsible for chartering chapters and the launch of convention scholarships for advisors given each year,” Dr. Rieves said.
See more information about West, and the scholarship in his honor, at http://www.ptk.org/news/west-williamson-scholarship-established