2012-2014 PHI ETA SIGMA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Front row (left to right): Chris Boyd, Jennifer Vuia, Sarah Fortney, Sean Freeman.
Second row (left to right): Elaine Powell, Molly Lawrence, Mary Jo Custer, John Harrell, Tim Lemper.
Back row (left to right): Jeremy Ball, Tony Kemp, Jack Sagabiel.
An important strength of Phi Eta Sigma is its democratic, student-led government established in its Constitution and Laws. Student delegates attending biennial national conventions vote on Society policies and elect national officers and other members of the national Executive Committee. The Executive Committee, which includes national officers, chapter advisers, and students, oversees the business of the Society, and the national office staff manages general operations.
James Edgar Foy V
James Edgar Foy, who was one of the central figures in Phi Eta Sigma for more than 40 years, passed away on Friday, October 8, at the age of 93. Dean Foy served for 28 years as Auburn University's dean of student affairs. His work with Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society is legend. Dean Foy served on the Executive Committee from 1948 to 1992 and held the positions of Grand Editor, Grand Secretary, and Grand Secretary-Treasurer-Editor of Phi Eta Sigma. He and his wife Emmalu, who preceded him in death in 2004, operated the Phi Eta Sigma national office on the Auburn University campus for 40 years. The family of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society extends our deepest sympathy to Dean Foy's family and the Auburn University community.
Joan Nelson was Phi Eta Sigma chapter adviser at the University of California, Los Angeles, from 1983 until 2002 and was a member of the national Executive Committee from 1986 to 2000. She had worked in UCLA administrative positions for thirty years, retiring as an associate dean of students in early 2010. She passed away on October 9, 2010, at her home in Los Angeles. The family of Phi Eta Sigma extends our deepest sympathy to Dean Nelson's family and the UCLA community.