Today Kappa Alpha Theta announces its Ten Outstanding Faculty Members. This marks the fifth year the Fraternity will recognize faculty for contributions to colleges and universities where Theta chapters are present via an official nomination and selection process.
The faculty members were selected from nominations by Theta college chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters were asked to select one nominee and base their selection on the professor's passion for inspiring students and actions that connect to Theta's values of intellectual curiosity, leadership potential, commitment to service, and personal excellence. Candidates were not limited by gender, fraternity/sorority affiliation (or non-affiliation), disciplinary expertise, or number of Thetas taught.
This year's honorees include:
- Dr. Dina Badie, Politics and International Studies, nominated by Epsilon Eta/Centre
- Dr. Jean Blocker, Sociology, nominated by Gamma Tau/Tulsa
- Dr. Danielle Champney, Mathematics, nominated by Zeta Theta/Cal Poly
- Camille Hailey, JD., Mays Business School, nominated by Delta Omega/Texas A&M
- Dr. Colette Heald, Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, nominated by Zeta Mu/MIT
- Dr. Isaac Hunter, Psychology, nominated by Eta Eta/College of Idaho
- Dr. Mitch McVey, Molecular Biology, nominated by Eta Psi/Tufts
- Dr. Mike Moorhouse, Behavioral Science and Community Health, nominated by Delta Theta/Florida
- Dr. Tien Roehling, Engineering, nominated by Phi/Pacific
- Dr. Colleen Spurling, Molecular and Cell Biology, nominated by Gamma Zeta/Connecticut
The Fraternity congratulates these outstanding faculty members for their accomplishments and thanks all of the nominees for their contributions to the scholastic advancement of our members. Learn more about the program and see lists of previous recipients on the Outstanding Faculty Award page.
Our thoughts are with sisters affected in the southeastern United States by Hurricane Matthew. We will post any updates here and on the Kappa Alpha Theta Facebook page. We appreciate you keeping us informed as you hear news.
Consider donating to The Friendship Fund, which was created to help Theta sisters experiencing severe financial distress, catastrophic illness, natural disaster, and urgent family crisis.
During the month of October, we are asking Thetas everywhere to participate in the Love is Louder social media movement to show our love and support to all of our sisters—in Theta, in Panhellenic, in life—and let them know that LOVE IS LOUDER than depression (and anxiety, and self-doubt: We need your help to fill in the blank).
Share your photos on social media and tag Kappa Alpha Theta in your post (@kappa_alpha_theta on Instagram, @BettieLocke on Twitter, and @Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity on Facebook). You may also send photos to email@example.com.
This week, during National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW), Kappa Alpha Theta encourages all members to raise awareness about the problem of hazing, educate others (and ourselves) about hazing and promote the prevention of hazing. Check out local college Panhellenic and campus programming for scheduled NHPW events.
The University of Maryland, College of William & Mary, University of Arizona, University of Central Florida and UC Berkeley campuses are hosting an exclusive screening of the film "Goat". We encourage all students at these institutions to attend and participate in the thought-provoking, CAMPUSPEAK facilitator-lead discussion about the film and the impact of hazing on college campuses. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog in October from students who attend the event.
If you are interested in viewing the film, look for it in theaters, on demand, and digital HD on September 23.
Follow Bettie Locke on Twitter and kappa_alpha_theta on Instagram as we conclude the #40answers campaign where we combat common excuses for hazing, and use #LeadingWomenDontHaze when posting pictures on social media from events during NHPW.
October 19 is Kappa Alpha Theta's 8th annual Day of Service, when collegians and alumnae join together in service, linked heart to heart, in honor of founder Bettie Locke Hamilton on her birthday.
visit the Day of Service page for ideas for how you can participate, either by yourself or with other Thetas in your area. No service idea is too small to consider!
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