Pinnacle Honor Society

Current Pinnacle Officers
 

 

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Heather Parker, Senior

President

Major:
English Writing
Minor:
Psychology

 


Cindi Brown Headshot

Cindi Brown, Graduate Student
Vice President

Major: Experimental Psychology
 


Stefanie Marvin-Miller
Stefanie Marvin-Miller, Senior
Treasurer
Major:
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Minor:
Information Systems


Secretary- Vacant


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Amanda Wilson, Senior

Event/Programming Chair

Major:
Psychology
Minor:
Life Span Development and Nutrition & Food Science


Alicia Robinson

Alicia Robinson, Senior
Social Media Chair

Major:
Social Work
Minor:
Psychology


Pinnacle is MTSU's chapter of the national Pinnacle Honor Society for nontraditional students, generally over the age of 25. Our MTSU chapter makes exceptions for students with adult responsibilities who are not yet 25. In addition to the 3.0 GPA required for undergraduates (3.4 for graduate students), Pinnacle looks at previous community service, volunteer work, and honors which the student has earned in life.

Pinnacle Application     Leadership Roles

Why Join Pinnacle Honor Society?

If you are a non-traditional student who excels in your college work, Pinnacle membership will celebrate your academic achievement as an adult learner. It can mark to others, on your resume, for example, that you were an above-average student without them having to look at your transcript. Alumni Pinnacle members tell us that it helped them during a job interview. It has also become a nice supportive group for those who have chosen to become active leaders in the organization. 

The Pinnacle Honor Society was founded by Dr. Frank Julian, a faculty member and administrator at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, in 1989. Dr. Julian recognized the dedication of nontraditional students and the institutions'inability to recognize these deserving students because of unobtainable requirements developed by traditional honor societies. Traditional honor societies recognized the accomplishments of typical traditional students (i.e. full-time students who have on-campus leadership responsibilities). In many cases, nontraditional students work full-time, attend college part-time, and care for family members. Many nontraditional students also live miles away from their school and attend via distant learning opportunities. So, Pinnacle was designed with those nontraditional students in mind.

Where does the membership fee go?

The national Pinnacle Honor Society organization receives $30 for each new member. The national organization provides each new member their personalized Pinnacle certificate, a letter of welcome to the organization, a seal for your diploma, and a Pinnacle lapel pin, and the shipping cost of these items.

The remainder is an annual dues fee for MTSU's Chapter. We use that money to fund the portions of our Adult Learner Connect series and for costs that might not be covered by the Student Activity Fee funds. It also provides part of the food served at fall dinner and Family Fun Day, shared by the Pinnacle student organization for all our adult learners.

Need More Info About Pinnacle?

Please contact our officers at mtsupinnaclemedia@gmail.com or the June Anderson Center office at jacwns@mtsu.edu for details. Pinnacle membership is open to all adult learners who are juniors and seniors with a 3.0 GPA or graduate students with a 3.4 GPA. An online application for membership is available for your convenience. Don't forget to mail or bring in your check by the deadline to complete your online application.

Pinnacle National Honor Society
1301 E. Main Street, Box 1
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Leadership Roles

Pinnacle Honor Society has opportunities for members to become active in the leadership as President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Event/Programming Chair, & Outreach Coordinator. Applications are typically accepted in March/April for upcoming academic year, however may be open at other times due to graduations.

Group Responsibilities:

Be an ambassador for the group. Actively participate in group meetings. Plan, implement, and participate in activities around campus. Actively recruit members and/or volunteers. Have fun and remember we are here to support and encourage non-traditional students.

Please see our bylaws on https://mtsu.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/pinnacle for the most updated content.

 

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