Sandburg’s Roemer Named Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Scholar

  Aaron Frey
  Friday, December 22, 2017 10:25 AM
  Campus News

Galesburg, IL

Carl Sandburg College Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society adviser Lara Roemer has been selected as a PTK Faculty Scholar for the third time.

Roemer, a political science and history instructor as well as assistant dean of dual credit and honors programs at Sandburg, was chosen as one of just 30 chapter advisers nationwide who will lead students and advisers at PTK’s 2018 and 2019 Honors Institutes. She previously earned the distinction for 2014-15 and 2016-17.

Faculty Scholars serve as seminar leaders during the Honors Institute, which brings nearly 500 associate degree-seeking students and PTK chapter advisers together for a week each summer. The 2018 Honors Institute will take place June 18-23 at Villanova University.

Roemer was one of six Faculty Scholars who also serves as a member of PTK’s Honors Program Council. Each member of the council serves a four-year term and helps develop the organization’s Honors Study Topic, which serves as the focus of PTK’s Honors in Action program. Honors in Action guides chapters in a research-based, action-oriented project on their campuses and in their communities. The 2018-19 Honors Study Topic is “Transformations: Acknowledging, Assessing and Achieving Change.”

Headquartered in Jackson, Miss., PTK is the largest honor society in higher education, with 1,285 chapters on college campuses worldwide. Its mission is to recognize the academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders. More than 3 million students have been inducted since PTK’s founding in 1918.

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