2014-16 PHI KAPPA PHI SCHOLAR AND PHI KAPPA PHI ARTIST AWARDS
By Hannah Breaux
Phi Kappa Phi Scholar and Artist Awards salute active members who demonstrate the Society’s ideals through their achievements, learnedness, and activities. Each commendation, conferred once per biennium, comes with a $1,000 honorarium; a trip to the relevant Phi Kappa Phi convention, which includes a luncheon
at which the recipients give a talk; a life membership; and a framed certificate. The Phi Kappa Phi Scholar,
established in 1974, recognizes excellence in research, teaching, and service. The Phi Kappa Phi Artist, inaugurated in 1983, pays tribute to creative talents along with erudition and outreach. This year’s winners are the
15th Scholar and 12th Artist singled out by the Society.
Carolyn Eggleston, professor of education at California State University, San
Bernardino, was named the
2014-16 Phi Kappa Phi
Scholar for her achievements in research, teaching, service, and leadership.
Eggleston has been a
leader and pioneer in correctional education for
more than 35 years. She is
founder and director of the
Center for the Study of
Correctional Education at
Cal State San Bernardino.
The center, created in 1991,
provides teachers and administrators in local, state,
federal, and private correctional institutions and alternative settings with support services, resources, education, and training.
In 2010 she developed the Cal State San Bernardino Reentry Initiative
and currently serves as its executive director. The breakthrough program, an alliance between the university and the California Department of Corrections, aims to transform the post-incarceration experience of former inmates through educational-based rehabilitation.
“Dr. Eggleston has established a most impressive national/internation-
al profile throughout her professional career,” said David Northington,
selection committee chair and the 2010-12 Phi Kappa Phi Artist. “Most
extraordinary is the unique community/university partnership that she
has fostered through her dedicated mentoring system for parolees in the
California Correctional System. This innovative work has been the basis
for many of Dr. Eggleston’s research presentations and publications.”
She has published scholarly articles at the regional, national, and
international levels, focusing on the intersection of education and
corrections. In addition to a variety of academic and community
leadership roles, Eggleston served as president of the International
Correctional Education Association and editor and publisher of the
Journal of Correctional Education.
A member of the Cal State San Bernardino faculty since 1991, she
holds a Ph.D. in education, urban services, from Virginia Common-
Jeffrey Snedeker, professor of music at Central
was named the 2014-16 Phi
Kappa Phi Artist for his accomplishments as a musician, professor, and campus leader.
Snedeker’s career as a
performing artist and
scholar spans 25 years.
During this time, he has
played concertos, recitals,
and natural horn and jazz
the U.S., and in Canada,
Germany, France, Switzerland, Finland, Taiwan,
South Africa, and Australia. He also has released
solo recordings featuring the horn in a jazz setting and two solo recordings of the natural horn.
Receiving numerous performance and teaching awards, Snedeker
is a leader on his campus and in his field. Most notably, he received
first place in the Natural Horn Division of the 1991 American Horn
Competition. He also holds the 2012 Washington Music Educators
Association Higher Education Educator of the Year and the 2014
Washington State Ormsby Award for Faculty Citizenship.
“Dr. Snedeker has had a sustained career as one of the foremost
proponents of the historical importance of the natural horn. His extensive range of performances, compact discs, journal articles and
presentations at international conferences have garnered widespread
accolades throughout his impressive career,” said Northington.
Snedeker has published more than 50 articles in a variety of
scholarly and popular journals. He also has served the International Horn Society for more than 16 years including two terms as
president, a member of the Advisory Council, and publications editor and book and music reviews editor for the Society’s journal,
The Horn Call.
A member of the CWU faculty since 1991, Snedeker holds a
D.M.A. in horn, performance, and historical musicology from the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin-Madison.
Hannah Breaux is the communications director at Phi Kappa Phi. She joined headquarters in 2012 after serving as communications associate for the American Federation for
Children. Breaux earlier worked as a marketing and communications specialist for The Shaw Group. She interned with the Society in 2009 before earning a bachelor’s degree in
mass communication from Louisiana State University. Email her at email@example.com.