Manassas PTK Chapter Earns Awards at Regional Conference
The Manassas Campus Alpha Iota Zeta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa took home 16 awards at the regional conference in Richmond. Along with these awards, they received the coveted Five Star Level at the national level. “Phi Theta Kappa chapters have five levels of engagement that progress from campus involvement to regional and international involvement. After completing many requirements, we were one of only four U.S. chapters to reach this level,” explained Dr. Rebecca Hayes, chapter advisor.
Members in attendance at the convention included President Oleksandra Haleblian, Vice President Amber Myers, Secretary Ximena Smith, Treasurer Chris Harte and Public Relations Officer Jamila Carter along with Hayes.
The chapter’s officers earned the Most Distinguished Chapter Officer Team award with Haleblian receiving first place for Most Distinguished Chapter Officer. Hayes was also named Most Distinguished Advisor.
The chapter also won the Host Chapter Award and a Distinguished Theme Award for Honors in Action.
Lynne Hallett was first runner up for Most Distinguished Chapter Member.
Haleblian, Hallett and Mariya Podeyko received Hall of Honor awards.
Other awards included first place for communications, third place for fundraising, honorable mention for Most Distinguished Chapter and honorable mention for Smith for Distinguished Chapter Officer.
Forty-nine chapters from Virginia and West Virginia participated in the regional convention. Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,285 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 135,000 students inducted annually.
The Manassas Campus congratulates Dr. Hayes and the Alpha Iota Zeta chapter members for such a wonderful accomplishment!