Brenau University Establishes Beta Phi Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society ( has founded its Beta Phi Sigma chapter at Brenau University. The honor society seeks to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of students enrolled in two year degree programs. Membership invitations are extended to students with a GPA of 3.5 or above. Members enjoy opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. Today Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than three million members and 1,300 chapters in nine nations.

Eleven Brenau students accepted Phi Theta Kappa membership invitations during Summer 2016:

Carmen Cepeda
Omar Duchesne
Stephanie Hadden
Heather Haines
Karen Harris
Cassie Marsh
Melissa McElhaney
Sarah McEnnan
Allan Rollins
Andrea Sweeten
Yimsi Terrero

These students will also be recognized at their graduation.

Dr. Crystal Toombs, Brenau’s associate provost for Adult and Graduate Studies, was instrumental in the establishment of the new honors society. “We are pleased to have a growing Associate of Arts degree student population here at Brenau,” says Toombs. “Phi Theta Kappa has a rich history of recognizing and rewarding the achievements of students within Associate’s degree-granting programs. I am so excited that Brenau students have an opportunity to be connected to an organization that not only supports their academic pursuits, but also promotes extraordinary living.”

Phi Theta Kappa will contact new invitees later this fall. For more information, contact Dr. Kimberly Willis, assistant professor of business and conflict resolution/legal studies, at ude.uanerb@silliwk.