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Press Release

2011-2012

 

April 18, 2012


Alpha Gamma Upsilon named Five Star Chapter for fifth consecutive year

 

conventionEight Cowley College students and their faculty advisors attended the Phi Theta Kappa Regional Conference at the Wichita Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, where Cowley’s Alpha Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was named a Five Star Chapter for the fifth consecutive year.

The weekend event was packed full of learning, fellowship and service, the three hallmarks of the International Honor Society. A political rally was held and regional officers were elected. The Kansas Region held its regular business meeting where attending chapters gave reports on their current activities and shared ideas. Several universities were represented at the transfer college fair.  Excellent keynote speakers included Derek Schmidt, Kansas Attorney General, who spoke about Competition in Politics: Campaigning is not the same as Governing; Colonel Mark Johnson, Green Beret, author and Motivational Speaker, who spoke about leadership and team building, while sharing many of his experiences while serving all over the world; and Danny Thomas, President and General Manager for KOAM-TV in Joplin, MO, who share his experiences with the Joplin tornado and how people can make a difference.

Friday evening, students were entertained by The Rubber Chicken Factory, Coffeyville Community College’s improvisational comedy troupe. The culmination of the weekend was the honors and awards banquet on Saturday evening, where regional awards were given out.

The evening ended with the traditional farewell dance and karaoke. On Sunday morning, members traveled to Newman University, where students participated in a Numana food-packing event, packing thousands of meals to be sent to Africa.

There is still time to join Phi Theta Kappa this semester. The deadline is April 27th.

 

Awards received by the Alpha Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Cowley College:

Distinguished Chapter Member

  • Winner – Michael Decker, Alpha Gamma Upsilon, Cowley College, Mulvane

 Distinguished Chapter Officer

  • Honorable Mention – Kate Darby, Alpha Gamma Upsilon, Cowley College, Ark City

 Honors In Action

  • Winner – Alpha Gamma Upsilon, Cowley College

 College Project

  • Distinguished Recognition – Alpha Gamma Upsilon, Cowley College

 Most Outstanding Chapter

  • Distinguished Recognition – Alpha Gamma Upsilon, Cowley College

 Achievement in Literature Award

  • Distinguished Recognition – Hannah Dillard, Alpha Gamma Upsilon, Cowley College, Ark City
  • Distinguished Recognition – Rene Lathrop, Alpha Gamma Upsilon, Cowley College, Mulvane
  • Honorable Mention – Rudyard Paine, Alpha Gamma Upsilon, Cowley College, Mulvane

 Achievement in Art Award - Photography

  • Distinguished Recognition – Kelly Martinez, Alpha Gamma Upsilon, Cowley College, Mulvane