|Posted on: March 06, 2017|
The Western Iowa Tech Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (honor society for community colleges), Beta Zeta Mu, received top honors and awards during the regional Phi Theta Kappa Conventions on February 25, 2017 in Newton, IA.
The chapter was named recipient of the 2017 Regional Distinguished Chapter Award, for the twelve years. The award is given to only one chapter within the Iowa region and is based on the chapter’s overall scholarly achievements.
Beta Zeta Mu also earned 2017 Five-Star Chapter Status for the 15th consecutive year from Phi Theta Kappa’s Five-Star Chapter Plan Program. This is the highest level attainable within the society’s chapter system. The Chapter received first place in the Iowa Region in both of the society’s Hallmarks categories; 2017 Regional Distinguished Honors in Action Award and 2017 Regional Distinguished College Project Award.
Additionally, the chapter officers and members received the following awards; 2017 Regional Distinguished Chapter Officers Team Award (Bill Clifford, Abbie Ferreira, Kelly Mathison, and Kevin Miller), 2017 Regional Distinguished Officer Award (Abbie Ferreira and Bill Clifford), 2017 Regional Distinguished Member Award (Tad Dorsey), 2017 Regional Distinguished Honors in Action Theme Award –Theme 1- Myth and Reality.
The Iowa region has 29 Phi Theta Kappa chapters and this was a huge landslide victory for Beta Zeta Mu chapter from Western Iowa Tech Community College.
Pictured: Back Row: Kelly Mathison, Obinna Chukwuma, Nicole Newman, Tad Dorsey; Front Row: Brittney Fredericks, Sima Dabir, Olga Galan, Bill Clifford, Abbie Ferreira