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York Appointed to Serve on Phi Theta Kappa Honors Program Committee
August 23, 2012
A-B Tech Community College English Instructor Lisa York has been appointed to Phi Theta Kappa's Honors Program Committee. She will serve a four-year term starting August 2012.
York will fill the position of Cultural Studies Representative on the committee. She began volunteering as a Phi Theta Kappa advisor in 2000 and has served on the Honors Program Curriculum Development Committee at A-B Tech. She is a certified instructor for Phi Theta Kappa's Leadership Development Studies Program.
The Phi Theta Kappa Honors Program Committee, composed of Phi Theta Kappa faculty advisors and consultants, biennially selects the Society's Honors Study Topic, an interdisciplinary study used by chapters and colleges as the basis for honors study in colloquies, courses, seminars and Honors in Action projects. The Honors Program Committee also publishes the Honors Program Guide, a resource for exploring the Honors Study Topic, and assists in planning the Society's Faculty Scholar Conference and Honors Institute, a weeklong summer conference focusing on the Honors Study Topic.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,280 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, Peru, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 135,000 students inducted annually.