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

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.

Read more…

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

Congratulations to Justin Jones on his Publication in “Nota Bene.”

Our congratulations go out to Justin Jones, chapter president for Georgia Highlands, and a Georgia Regional Officer. His poem, “Lunacy,” was selected for publication in the 2014 edition of Nota Bene. 2014 is the third year in a row a Georgia member has been featured.

Visit the Nota Bene archive to read Justin’s poetry, as well as other superb poems, short stories, and essays. Again, huge congratulations to Justin for his accomplishment!

Brenau University to Attend Fall Regionals

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Brenau University Presents
New Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship at Autumn Regionals

 

Tell us a little bit about Brenau University? Why should Phi Theta Kappa students consider attending?

Located in Gainesville, Georgia, fifty miles outside of Atlanta, nestled in the foothills of the Brenau 3Blue Ridge Mountains and with over a 135 year 
tradition, Brenau University excels in offering well-rounded, career-focused,
 experience-based education that is relevant for the 21st century.
 With the ability to parlay your two-year degree (Associate of Arts or Associate
of Science from regionally accredited schools) via our blanket transfer policy
 into one of our many baccalaureate degree programs, you can rest assured that
 you are receiving a degree that will challenge you to think critically, develop
problem-solving and communication skills. Additionally, with a
 student-to-teacher ratio of 13:1 you will receive the personal academic
attention you deserve to ensure your success.

Phi Theta Kappans are excellent students who are great at competition for scholarships. Does Brenau have a Phi Theta Kappa scholarship?

For applicants that are members of Phi Theta Kappa or have recently been admitted to 2013 Bid Daythis honor society, Brenau University is pleased to announce a new scholarship that is awarded to transfer students applying to one of our day-based, full-time undergraduate programs. For qualified candidates, this means that you may be eligible for a $4,000/semester PTK scholarship (maximum of $8,000 per academic year and up to a total of four semesters for renewal). Current membership in the PTK organization is required. The scholarship can be combined with either athletic, fine art or health science related scholarships. It’s also renewable–up to four semesters.

That sounds like a great scholarship! How does that impact overall tuition costs?

Commuter tuition rate for our Gainesville Day programs are $12,190/semester. Residential student tuition rate is $18,389/semester and includes R&B, technology and safety/security fees.

How do students indicate they are interested in applying for scholarships when they apply for admittance?

Students simply provide us with proof of their current PTK membership or acceptance letter into the organization.

Do you have any four year honors organizations on campus, for students to join once they’re studying with you?

Absolutely. The Honors Program follows students throughout the tenure of their collegeBrenau 1 career. Special classes are reserved for honors students are taught in an enriched manner, affording these students an approach to their general education courses, which enables them to study these subjects at an advanced level. For more information, contact Dr. Winter Elliott, Honors Programs, welliott@brenau.edu.

What about accelerated or combined bachelor’s and master’s programs? Those can appeal to Phi Theta Kappans.

We offer a full-time, day-based MBA program in the summer that does not have a work requirement. The MBA program is designed to be completed in one year and consists of 30 semester hours.

Is there anything else Phi Theta Kappans should know that will explain Brenau’s appeal?

Move In Day for the class of 2017Brenau University prides itself in offering a unique environment to help cultivate an atmosphere of academic excellence, support and leadership opportunities. The size of our university allows for effective faculty-student engagement, where professors understand the personal and professional goals of each student. Also, with a global perspective, there are study abroad opportunities for students to travel to China, western Europe and Mexico annually.

Where should our students go online to apply?

Students may apply online at www.brenau.edu/apply and there is currently no application fee.

Congratulations to Georgia’s Coca Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars

The Georgia Region is proud to honor the following members:

Jana Hamilton — Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Mary Lucas — Georgia Military College, Augusta
Ralph Mueller — Darton State College
Sharon Rice — Georgia Highlands College, Marietta
Michael Vanderberg — Georgia Highlands College, Cartersville

The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholarship program provides new Phi Theta Kappa members with financial resources to help defray educational expenses while enrolled in a two-year college in order to develop leadership potential through participation in Phi Theta Kappa programs.

The program awards up to 200 scholarships of $1,000 each, a total of $200,000 in scholarships annually. Of these awards, 25 scholarships are earmarked for current members of the military or military veterans.

Members may begin applying for this scholarship in March, and applications are due in May each year. An independent team of judges reviews the applications to determine scholarship recipients.

For more information and to see a complete list of winners, visit: https://www.ptk.org/2014-Leaders-of-Promise-Scholars