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International President

Phone: (601) ***-****  HQ Phone
Phi Theta Kappa Foundation
1625 Eastover Drive
Jackson, Mississippi 39211
United States

Company Description: Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 2.5 million members and 1,200 chapters located in all 50 of the United...   more
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  • baccalaureate degree , International Business and Modern Languages
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The Blue and Gold Society | Phi Theta Kappa Foundation
www.ptkfoundation.org, 26 July 2013 [cached]
Tameka L. Wilson
Ohio Community College Dean/Mississippi Student Appointed to Phi Theta Kappa Board | Phi Theta Kappa Foundation
www.ptkfoundation.org, 10 Jan 2012 [cached]
Cindy Carbone, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Central Ohio Technical College, who serves as Phi Theta Kappa's Ohio Regional Coordinator, and Tameka Wilson, Phi Theta Kappa International President and currently a student at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi, have been appointed to serve on Phi Theta Kappa's Board of Directors, Executive Director Dr. Rod Risley has announced.
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Tameka Wilson, International President of Phi Theta Kappa, will serve as the Student Representative to the Board of Directors for 2012. She will meet with the Board of Directors during the Annual Winter Meeting and provide input on student issues.
Tameka Wilson
Phi Theta Kappa International President Tameka Wilson
Wilson, a business administration major, was elected International President of Phi Theta Kappa during the Society's Annual Convention in Seattle, Washington, in 2011. She has represented the Society during official events throughout the 2011-2012 academic year and will preside over the Annual Convention in Nashville.
Wilson is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and received an Airman of the Quarter Award during her active service. She plans to seek a baccalaureate degree in International Business and Modern Languages, with a major in French and minor in Spanish. Her career goal is to become a lawyer specializing in contracts and education.
Prior to her election as International President, Wilson served as an officer in her Phi Theta Kappa chapter. She received the ACT and Hinds Community College scholarships, and was chosen as spokesperson for Mississippi's 15 public community colleges at a news conference and rally on higher education. Wilson is a campus Resident Assistant and also frequently writes for her college newspaper. She launched a GED initiative on her campus and is a frequent speaker addressing Phi Theta Kappa's Community College Completion Corps.
Convention 2012
convention.ptk.org, 5 July 2012 [cached]
Tameka Wilson, International President International President Tameka Wilson
International President Tameka Wilson will speak at the Opening General Session on Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 pm. Her Presidential Address will center on motivation and the college completion agenda.
Wilson was inducted into the Gamma Lambda Chapter at Hinds Community College, Raymond Campus, in Mississippi.
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Wilson is the Student Representative on the Phi Theta Kappa Board of Directors.
A veteran of the United States Air Force veteran, Wilson served a tour of duty in Afghanistan and received an Airman of the Quarter Award. She is the first woman military veteran to be elected Phi Theta Kappa's International President.
A business administration major, Wilson has received ACT and Hinds Community College scholarships. She is a member of the college Honors Program, serves as a tutor, and was chosen as spokesperson for Mississippi's 15 public community colleges at a news conference and rally on higher education.
Almost a decade ago, Tameka ...
www.clintonnews.com, 19 May 2011 [cached]
Almost a decade ago, Tameka Wilson was a 19-year-old on military duty in Afghanistan.
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Wilson is the first international Phi Theta Kappa officer from Hinds Community College, the first female African-American international president from Mississippi, and the first female international president from Mississippi in 75 years. She's one of the first female veterans to serve as an international officer.
"It's so crazy how it all happened," said Wilson, 28, a member of the Gamma Lambda chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Hinds.
It was necessary, she said, for her to leave her mother's home in California's Sierra Nevada at 15.
"I graduated at 16 and went to live in Los Angeles," Wilson said. "I tested to become a linguist, and once I passed that, I went into the Air Force."
Six months after returning from her tour in Afghanistan, where she worked on major U.S. military contracts, she took custody of her 11-year-old sister.
"I was recruited in my field of contracting by an engineering company. It had a bachelor's degree requirement, and they waived that for me," Wilson said. "But because I didn't have any education, there were only so many times I could be promoted."
Then, some of her birth father's relatives in Mississippi reached out to her. "I didn't meet my father until I was 16," Wilson said. "I came here and figured I would try it out, but when I got here, it was very difficult."
She set her sights on Mississippi College and scholarship opportunities there.
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Wilson represented community college students statewide in February at the state Capitol, advocating level funding.
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That changed quickly," Wilson said.
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With the support of teachers and her fellow Phi Theta Kappa officers at Hinds, Wilson decided that part of her school's April trip to the honorary's International Convention in Seattle would be a run for office.
And with Muse's encouragement and financial backing from the school, she and the Hinds delegation put together a campaign.
"Dr. Muse just said he believed in me and wanted to support me," Wilson said.
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Wilson found herself one of 11 candidates for president at a convention of more than 3,600 delegates. Then, it was Wilson and one other finalist, making a final speech before the assembly.
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"Tameka is that kind of person; she stands out for all the right reasons."
Wilson is embarking on a whirlwind of post-semester travel: a trip to Costa Rica with Hinds' Honors Institute, then Phi Theta Kappa officer orientation at the Jackson headquarters. She will preside over Phi Theta Kappa's Honors Institute in June in Boston, then the international convention next year in Nashville.
"I believe Tameka, through the comprehensive training and mentoring provided by our staff, has the potential to mobilize and lead our army of scholars unlike many students with whom I have worked in the past," Risley said.
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Hinds Community College student Tameka Wilson (second from left) chats with mentors Hinds President Clyde Muse (from left), State Rep. Credell Calhoun, D-Jackson, and Hinds Honors instructor and Dean Kristi Sather-Smith at the college's Raymond campus. Wilson was recently elected international president of Phi Theta Kappa, an academic honorary for two-year colleges.
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Hinds Community College student Tameka Wilson (second from left) chats with mentors Hinds President Clyde Muse (from left), State Rep.
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Wilson was recently elected international president of Phi Theta Kappa, an academic honorary for two-year colleges. (Joe Ellis/The Clarion-Ledger)
Cindy Carbone, Dean of Arts and ...
www.ptk.org, 27 Oct 2011 [cached]
Cindy Carbone, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Central Ohio Technical College, who serves as Phi Theta Kappa's Ohio Regional Coordinator, and Tameka Wilson, Phi Theta Kappa International President and currently a student at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi, have been appointed to serv
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