Two members of West Virginia University at Parkersburg will be formally recognized as Phi Theta Kappa All-West Virginia Academic Team members at the state capitol this year. William Bell and Evan Fordyce have been chosen to represent WVU Parkersburg on the team.
Bell and Fordyce will be recognized during a formal ceremony held at the Governor’s reception room at the state’s capitol in April. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin will present the team with a medallion and certificate.
Students are selected for membership in the All-West Virginia Academic Team based on outstanding academic performance and service to their college and community. Only 12 students in the state were chosen for the honor this year.
“This is an exciting opportunity for our students,” said Dr. Fletcher Lamkin, president for WVU Parkersburg. “We are proud to have Bill and Evan represent our institution at this level. Their service and leadership are exceptional.”
Fordyce, a business major, will graduate in May 2017 with both a bachelor of science in business administration and a bachelor of applied science with a major in business administration. He plans to work in the area and eventually work towards a master of business administration. Fordyce currently works in the Tutoring Center at WVU Parkersburg.
Bell currently serves as president to the Phi Theta Kappa Sigma Omega chapter and as vice chair for the West Virginia State Advisory Council of Students. He will graduate December 2017 with a bachelor of arts in elementary education with a specialization in social studies. In addition to his service as chapter president, he is WVU Parkersburg Student Government Association president and student representative on the college’s Board of Governors.
About Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Miss., is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, U.S. territories and eight sovereign nations. More than 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 134,000 students inducted annually.