Harner Inducted into SCF Venice Honor Society

(Bradenton, Fla., October 4, 2010) – Steve Harner, vice chair of the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) District Board of Trustees, was inducted as a new honorary member of the SCF Alpha Mu Upsilon chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at SCF Venice on Friday, Oct. 1.

In praising Harner for his contributions, SCF President Dr. Lars A. Hafner said, “Steve Harner is well deserving of this recognition as an honorary member of PTK because of his longstanding service and commitment to SCF and for providing more and improved opportunities for students and the community.”

Harner was appointed to the SCF Board by Gov. Jeb Bush in July 2005 and reappointed in August 2007. In addition to his current vice chair position, Harner served as chair of the SCF Board of Trustees from August 2007 until August 2010. During his leadership as chair, a new president was hired, workforce baccalaureate degrees and a collegiate school were added, and the College name was changed to reflect the expanded mission. Before his appointment as an SCF trustee, Harner served The SCF Foundation Board of Directors as president, vice president and chair of operations.

“Students are always at the center of every decision we make,” Harner said. “I’m proud to be affiliated with SCF and honored by this recognition from Phi Theta Kappa.”

The honor society inducted 49 new student members. Members must have a 3.5 or higher grade point average (GPA) at induction and maintain a 3.25 GPA.

Other special guests included Dr. Jack Crocker, SCF vice president of academic quality and success; Darlene Wedler-Johnson, SCF Venice provost; and Stephanie Cook, SCF Alpha Mu Upsilon adviser.

New Alpha Mu Upsilon Members

Kaiya Albert, Manuel Bass II, Tania Berryman, Jaimeson Bourgeois, Nicholas Chevalier, Donna Cruzan, Brittany DeAnda, Lissette Deza, Angela Donets, Melanie Gillett, Greta Gilson, Jaclynn Gormley, Sally Harper, Natalie Hinger, Kelsey Howard, Maria Johnson, Briana Jones, Jessica Lambrecht, Calvin Likens, Amy Miller, Maria Moncayo, Mark Morcos, Emily Mounce, Marie Neston, Ellyse Petrous, Amanda Pierce, Tonya Ramsdell, Sierra Rhodus, Paul Richau, Shannon Rojas, Kristy Russell, Joshua Schmidt, Belinda Sweat, Nicole Thacker, Kerry Theriault, Sara van der Veken, Jackie Vleck, Robin West, Danika Yoder.

New Alpha Mu Upsilon Officers

Jodi Johnson, president; Michaela Cerce, vice president of chapter development; Kimberly Tomchinski, vice president of membership; Taylor Meredith, vice president of honors programs; Evan LaMar, vice president of communications; Lisa Joseph, vice president of fellowship; Carly Douglas, vice president of service; and Kody Schweickhardt, vice president of leadership.

 Steve Harner honorary member of PTK
SCF President Dr. Lars A. Hafner; SCF Venice Provost Darlene Wedler-Johnson;
SCF Board of Trustees Vice Chair Steve Harner; SCF Alpha Mu Upsilon
President Jodi Johnson, SCF Alpha Mu Upsilon Adviser Stephanie Cook
and SCF Vice President of Academic Quality and Success Dr. Jack Crocker.

Steve Harner with SCF Venice PTK president
SCF Board Vice Chair Steve Harner and SCF Alpha Mu Upsilon
President Jodi Johnson.

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