NEMCC Picks Five for Hall of Fame
BOONEVILLE, Miss., — Each year, the Northeast Mississippi Community College Iota Zeta chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society holds its annual Honors Ceremony to help acknowledge the achievements of the faculty, staff and students at the college.
During the 2015 Honors Ceremony, held on Tuesday, April 21 in the Bonner Arnold Coliseum, five students were selected to the college’s Hall of Fame during the eleventh annual Honors Day Ceremony.
Executive vice president Ricky Ford presented Daniel Hill of Booneville, Dakota Dooley of Corinth, Emily Finch of Saltillo, Hunter Thompson of Booneville and Tyler Whitehead of Booneville as the latest inductees into the school’s Hall of Fame.
Members of the Northeast faculty may nominate sophomores for the Hall of Fame and a designated committee chooses final selections.
In addition to academic excellence over four full-time semesters, criteria includes attitude toward the learning process as well as extracurricular activities, leadership activities, relationships with classmates, and promptness and attitude toward meeting work requirements.
A new class of honorees is named at the conclusion of each school year.
Northeast’s Honor’s Day serves as a ceremony to recognize the school’s top students in each division – business and engineering technology, fine arts, health sciences, humanities and languages, social, behavioral and applied sciences and mathematics and sciences — along with the Who’s Who Among American Junior Colleges nominees, Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) recipients, All-Mississippi Academic team members, Scholar’s Bowl team members, the 2015 Northeast Hall of Fame inductees and acknowledgement of the Tremendous Individual Performance (TIP) and Teaching Outstanding Performance (TOP) award winners.
Approximately 250 members of the Northeast student body were recognized for their academic achievement during the 2015 version of the event.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, plus Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. Nearly three million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 131,000 students inducted annually. Phi Theta Kappa seeks to foster the development of leadership and service, to provide an intellectual climate for the exchange of ideas, and to encourage the establishment of scholarships for advanced education.
Northeast’s Iota Zeta chapter has been recognized as a “Five Star” chapter for 13 straight years, the highest rating given any chapter, and has been recognized as an exemplary model.
Advisors for the chapter during the 2014-15 academic year are Dr. Ray Harris, Andrea Mathis of Booneville, Dr. Deborah Kehoe of Oxford and Carla Falkner of Tupelo.
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