One of the 2018 nominees of The Dr. Jack Thornton Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award was Zeta Xi Chapter Advisor at Coastal Carolina University, Shannon Stewart.
Meet Shannon C. Stewart, Ph.D.
Shannon Stewart has been part of, what you could say is, almost every level of Brotherhood there is. Stewart started her Phi Sigma Pi journey as a Charter Member of the Alpha Kappa Chapter at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since then she became a Member, an Alumni Member, a Chapter Advisor of the Zeta Xi Chapter, an Honorary Member of the Zeta Xi Chapter and a proud contributor of the 2018 Joseph Torchia Outstanding Chapter Award presented to the Members of the Zeta Xi Chapter.
It is often true that a strong Chapter has a strong Advisor standing behind it. "Dr. Stewart has guided the past four Executive Boards to success and provided advice that generates ideas in student leaders without telling the students how to lead," said Zeta Xi Chapter Member Michaela Diaz. "She provides the tools and support needed to make any Member successful."
Stewart not only assists with Chapter operations but also as a role model and mentor to Members. "She has been and continues to be a source of support to not only the Chapter but the Members within the Chapter. Stewart is someone you can always reach out regardless of standing in the Chapter or how well you know her.
Shannon Stewart is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at Coastal Carolina University, in Conway, South Carolina, (near Myrtle Beach). She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor's degree in English and was a Charter Member of the Alpha Kappa Chapter. She earned her master's degree in English Literature from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, while on a full scholarship as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar. Her doctoral degree in Rhetoric and Composition is from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.