Phi Theta Officers 2014-15

Back row, L-R: Randi Willard, Kolton Kitterman, Karen Johnston, Anthony Freeman

Front Row, L-R: Cheryl Fox, Sheng Thao, Katie Loomis, Ana Diaz, Jennifer Wood


Chapter President Katie Loomis

Vice-President of Leadership
Ana Diaz

Vice-President of Scholarship
Karen Johnston

Vice-President of Service Randi Willard

Co Vice-President of Fellowship Jennifer Wood

Co Vice-President of Fellowship Kolton Kitterman

Recording Officer
Sheng Thao

SBG Representative
Anthony Freeman


Melinda Huff

Melinda HuffMy name is Melinda (Mel Huff). This is my 4th year at NEO. I teach physical geology (GEOL 1114), environmental science (ENVR 1114), and general physical science (PHYS 1014). All three of these classes fulfill the general education physical science requirement here at NEO.In addition, NEO will begin offering a new course in Global Studies (GLST 1113) for fall 2010. The course will include 3 major areas: Society(taught by Beth Blalock), Crime (taught by Troy Fugate), and the Environment (taught by me).I have a BS in biology from Harding University ('95), a BA in geology from the University of MN-Duluth ('03) (with minors in environmental studies and limnology (the study of lakes, streams, and wetlands)),and MS in water resources science from the University of MN-Twin Cities (an interdisciplinary degree covering the biological, chemical, geological, and physical aspects of water resources as well as policy and planning) ('06). I have been happily married for 16 years, and I have two wonderful children.Jonah is 6 yrs old and is in 1st grade. Morgen is 4 yrs old and a very independent little girl. Instructor, Natural Sciences 918.540.6256


Shannon Sample

Shannon Sample After 16 years as a public school teacher Shannon Sample has joined the faculty of the NEO science and math department as a Biology Instructor.She spent the past twelve years teaching a number of science courses at Seneca High School, including the implementation of a highly successful Science Research program where both she and her students received regional, state, national and international recognition, scholarships and awards. Shannon has been recognized by a number of organizations for her contributions to Science Teaching and Science Research. She received her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Biology Education from Missouri Southern State University and is currently working on a Master's of Science degree in Biology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Shannon makes her home on the Sample Ranch, south of Miami with her husband, Jeff and her children, Taylor and Jace, two cats, one dog, one fish and lots of cows.When she isn't teaching, she enjoys traveling, snow skiing, going to the beach, and reading. Biology Instructor Office - Cunningham Hall Room 114A 200 I Street NE Miami, OK 74354