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North Harris College director selected for Phi Theta Kappa 2007 Faculty Scholar

Laura Dupree, director of North Harris College’s child development lab school and a campus Phi Theta Kappa advisor, was selected as a Faculty Scholar for the 2007 Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Scholar Conference and 2007 Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Institute.
Dupree’s Phi Theta Kappa background includes serving six years as advisor to the college’s Alpha Alpha Rho chapter as well as being a Phi Theta Kappa International officer and member of the campus chapter when she attended North Harris College as a student. Dupree is one of only 24 people who were selected for this Faculty Scholar honor from a large pool of applicants. Applicants must be Phi Theta Kappa advisors who have exhibited exceptional knowledge of the current Honors Study Topic, Gold, Gods, and Glory: The Global Dynamics of Power, and demonstrated excellence in teaching.

The Faculty Scholar Conference, sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, was held at Phi Theta Kappa’s Center for Excellence in Jackson, Mississippi, Feb. 1 through 4, 2007. The Faculty Scholar Conference prepares the Faculty Scholars to serve as group facilitators at the Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Institute. During the conference, Faculty Scholars heard presentations on a variety of issues concerning the global dynamics of power and participated in discussion groups throughout the four-day conference.

The 39th annual International Honors Institute will be held at the Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, on June 18 to 23, 2007. During this conference, Dupree and the other Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Scholars will lead groups of 15 to 20 honor students in seminar discussions of the issues presented throughout the week.

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, MS, is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,200 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than two million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 100,000 students inducted annually.

For more information on the 2007 Faculty Scholars and Phi Theta Kappa Honors Programs, contact Susan Edwards, Director of Honors Programs at 800.946.9995, ext. 3541.

North Harris College is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive., one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit: northharris.lonestar.edu.

NHMCCD, among the five largest and fastest growing community colleges in Texas, comprises, North Harris College, Kingwood College, Tomball College, Montgomery College, Cy-Fair College, six satellite centers, and The University Center.



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