CARL ALBERT STATE COLLEGE PHI THETA KAPPA CHAPTER GARNERS IMPRESSIVE ACCOLADES AT REGIONAL CONVENTION AND INTERNATIONAL AT CATALYST

Tuesday, 14 May 2024 18:46

CARL ALBERT STATE COLLEGE PHI THETA KAPPA CHAPTER GARNERS IMPRESSIVE ACCOLADES AT REGIONAL CONVENTION AND INTERNATIONAL AT CATALYST Featured

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Fresh from their triumphant showing at the Oklahoma/Arkansas Regional Convention, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) members from Carl Albert State College made waves at the PTK Catalyst conference in Orlando held April 4th - 6th, 2024. The group proudly returned with six international trophies.

Since the international conference, PTK has been awarded a $1000 Honors in Action grant and also organized a new PTK Alumni Chapter; the first members will be inducted during the chapter induction ceremony on Wednesday, May 8th.

At the Regional Convention, CASC PTK shone brightly, clinching a total of six Chapter awards and one individual accolade. These accomplishments underscore the chapter's commitment to excellence and its dedication to the pillars of Phi Theta Kappa: scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship.

Additionally, the Chapter President, Brandi Woods, was recognized with the Distinguished Officer Certificate of Merit for her outstanding leadership.

"Our success at the Regional Convention is a testament to the hard work and dedication of every member of our chapter," said Brandi Woods, Chapter President. "We are honored to have received these awards and are excited to represent our region at the international level."

Of particular note is the chapter's victory in the Regional Theme 3 Honors in Action Project, qualifying them for consideration for the international award in the same category. This achievement highlights PTK's innovative approach to addressing significant societal issues.

Furthermore, Brandi Woods was honored as a Coca-Cola Gold Scholar in the Scholar Parade during the Catalyst Gala award ceremony. This is a prestigious honor bestowed upon her by PTK and the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges (OACC). This recognition comes with a $1500 scholarship to her transfer institution of choice, furthering her academic pursuits and leadership journey.

"We are immensely proud of Brandi and all our members for their outstanding achievements," remarked Samantha Piper, Chapter Advisor. "Their dedication to academic excellence and community service exemplifies the core values of Phi Theta Kappa."

The chapter’s next presentation of achievements will be to the CASC Board of Regents on May 21st. Below are the group’s accolades for the 2023-24 academic year:

2023 Innovation Award, Council on Accreditation for Two-Year Colleges:
“The Viking Network: A Legacy of Leadership & Teamwork”

All-Oklahoma Academic Team Awards:
Brady Allen – All-Oklahoma Academic Team (Transfer)
Brandi Woods – All-Oklahoma Academic Team (Transfer)
Brandy Wilson – All-Oklahoma Academic Team (Workforce)

Coca Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar Award and
Scholarship – Brandi Woods

Citation of Recognition from Senator George Burns and
Representative Rick West for all

Oklahoma/Arkansas Regional Awards:
Five Star Chapter Plan
Top Five College Project Certificate of Merit
Top Five Honors in Action Certificate of Distinction
Top Five Distinguished Chapter Certificate of Distinction
Theme 3 Honors in Action Award of Distinction
2024 Distinguished Chapter

International Catalyst Awards:
Scholar Parade: Coca Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar Award and
Scholarship – Brandi Woods
Top 100 Distinguished Chapter
iCCsmart Champion Award
Distinguished College Project
Distinguished Honors in Action Project
Distinguished theme Award in Honors in Action
Distinguished Chapter
Sixth Finalist Most Distinguished Chapter

Phi Theta Kappa continues to distinguish itself as a beacon of excellence within the international community of two-year colleges.

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