Ivy Tech Kokomo area Phi Theta Kappa chapters earn regional awards

KOKOMO, Ind. — The Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo area Phi Theta Kappa chapters, Alpha Phi Pi (APP, Kokomo Campus) and Beta Gamma Zeta (BGZ, Logansport Campus), and their members earned several awards and honors at the honor society’s recent annual Indiana Region Spring Conference in Bloomington.

Chapter Awards

Alpha Phi Pi received five awards: Five-Star Level Chapter, Continued Excellence Award (for the fifth year), Award of Recognition for College Project (to promote community college completion), Most Outstanding College Project Award, and the Honors in Action Issue Award for work on Theme 7: Powers of Connection.

Beta Gamma Zeta was honored with seven chapter awards: Five-Star Level Chapter, Continued Excellence Award (for the seventh year), Most Distinguished Chapter, Most Distinguished Honors in Action Project, Award of Recognition for College Project (diversity), and Honors in Action Issue Award for work on Theme 1: Networks of Life, as well as the Most Outstanding Chapter Officer Team.

Member Awards

Member awards went to Elizabeth Humphrey (BGZ) of Logansport, Distinguished Chapter Officer, and Jennifer Snay (BGZ) of Logansport, Distinguished Chapter Member. Humphrey also was honored with the Susan L. Jackson Award.

Advisor Awards

Advisers from Beta Gamma Zeta, Starr McNally and Mary Applegate, were honored with the Distinguished Advisor Team Award.

Alpha Phi Pi was represented at the conference by students Genevieve Phillips, Kassandra Dorsey, and Sofia Pederson Kertesz, with advisors Amber Williams and Cynde Lees. Beta Gamma Zeta was represented by Carrie Sherer, Elizabeth Humphrey, and Jennifer Snay, with advisors Mary Applegate and Starr McNally. 

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has been recognizing and encouraging excellence among community colleges since it was founded in 1918. Today, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in higher education with more than 3 million members and 1,275 chapters located in 50 states, U.S. territories, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, UAE and the Republic of Palau. The recognition and scholarship opportunities that Phi Theta Kappa brings to an institution, its faculty advisors, and most importantly to its student members are unparalleled by any other student organization.

SOURCE: News release from Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region