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September 25, 2007

Cowley's PTK receives special commendation


Cowley's PTK receives special commendationThe Alpha Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Cowley College recently received special commendation during the Kansas Regional Convention.

Cowley’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter fulfilled all requirements to the distinction of being named a “2 Star Chapter.” The commendation recognizes Cowley’s PTK’s successful attainment of goals as presented in the Society’s Five Star Chapter Development Program.

In addition to the regional recognition, Cowley’s PTK will also receive international recognition. Cowley’s PTK achievements will be cited on the Phi Theta Kappa Society website at, and in the Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Progress Report mailed to all college presidents in the summer. They will also be recognized at the Society’s International Convention.

Also of note, six members of Cowley's PTK International Honor Society, along with their advisors, attended the Regional Leadership Conference in Parsons last Thursday and Friday.

Titled "Treasures of Leadership", the conference centered around a pirate theme. Activities included a Phi Theta Kappa trivia treasure hunt and cookout in the Parsons city park.

Mock chapter exercises and breakout sessions were held on the Labette County Community College campus. Conferences attendees also enjoyed presentations from Mahmedein Mahmedein, PTK International Vice President-Division III and Mark Johnson, retired special forces Green Beret officer, author and motivational speaker.

The group returned home Saturday evening with renewed enthusiasm to make Cowley's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa better and stronger than ever. Members attending were: Wendy Schmidt, Keoki Waipa, Jackie Hutchinson, Courtney Crain, Jolene Pierson, and Chelsea Pappan. The faculty advisors for Cowley's Phi Theta Kappa are Melinda Neal and Nancy Ayers.