CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Two retired faculty members from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi were recognized as Phi Theta Kappa Advisors Emeriti, a recognition that only 33 individuals from across the nation received. The recognitions took place during the Advisors Luncheon at NerdNation 2014, Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention held in Orlando, Fla., from April 24-26.
Dr. Janice Freeman and Dr. Joyce Freeman, former advisors of the Epsilon of Texas Alumni Association at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, were both named Advisors Emeriti. Established by the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation, the Advisor Emeritus program is a select group of retired or retiring advisors who, after providing extraordinary leadership and achieving success, are invited to continue their engagement and support of the society based on their interests and expertise in Phi Theta Kappa’s programs. To be selected, the advisor must meet a majority of strict criteria including having served as an advisor for five years or more, achieve a high level of contributions or engagement, and demonstrate a commitment to improving opportunities for community college students.
The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society was established to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students and to provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.