September 16, 2009
PTK officers attend Kansas Region Leadership Conference
Seven officers and their faculty advisors from Cowley's Phi Theta Kappa chapter attended the 2009 Kansas Region Leadership Conference in Manhattan, KS on September 11-12. The conference was held in the student union at Kansas State University and students were welcomed by Dr. Pat Boscoe, KSU Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students. With an international and regional emphasis on saving the environment, Phi Theta Kappa members from around the state listened to presentations from Ben Champion, KSU Director of Environmental Sustainability, and Dr. Eva Horne, Assistant Director of the Konza Prairie Biological Station located just south of Manhattan. Breakout sessions included topics on running for regional officer, officer training, civic reflection, definitions of leadership, transferring to KSU and alumni involvement (presented by Cowley's Irona Cliver). A regional business meeting was conducted and work continued on a regional Honors-In-Action Project which emphasizes improving recycling programs, litter control and beautification on all community college campuses in the Kansas region. Attendees also found time to check out the KSU campus, do some shopping in Aggieville and just hang out with other Phi Theta Kappa members from around the state at the KSU Union bowling lanes on Friday night.
Letters of invitation for membership in Phi Theta Kappa are going out in the mail this week. If you are interested in meeting and networking with new people, building your leadership skills and a strong resume or qualifying for transfer scholarship money, you should seriously consider joining Phi Theta Kappa. This is an honor society that is recognized nationwide and includes benefits too numerous to mention. If you have questions, you may contact Melinda Neal (620-441-5562) on the Ark City campus or Nancy Ayers (316-777-3052) at the Mulvane Center.