Contact: Sheila Humphrey
April 14, 2008
Watkins and McNees attend Phi Theta Kappa
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women
recently served as
a sponsor for the Phi Theta Kappa International
Convention in Philadelphia, Pa.
MUW was one of only two schools in Mississippi to
sponsor the convention and has served in this role
since 2001. As a sponsor, MUW supported one of the
convention’s five general sessions and was given the
opportunity to address the entire convention
delegation with information about MUW.
Brandi Watkins, MUW’s transfer admissions counselor,
addressed the entire convention at the second
general session. Shelly McNees, MUW
coordinator of recruitment, conducted an educational
forum titled “Making the Move: The Transition from
Community College to a University.” During the
forum, students learned how to select the right
college to fit their needs, search for funding and
learn some preparation skills that can make all the
difference in being a successful transfer student.
Both Watkins and McNees are from Columbus.
Nearly 4,000 Phi Theta Kappa members, advisors and
participated in the 90th International Convention.
In past years, speakers from MUW have shared the
stage with individuals
such as Al Gore and former Secretary of State
Madeline Albright. This year’s speakers included
Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international
correspondent; James Rubin, a top policy adviser to
Albright, and Amy Tan, the acclaimed best-selling
author of “The Joy Luck Club.”