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November 18, 2014

Phi Theta Kappa members have busy month


Writing WorkshopOn November 1, Cowley College Phi Theta Kappa president Amanda Krook; vice president Tori Anstine and advisor Deborah Layton, went to a Writing Workshop in Andover, KS.

Students learned the importance of preparing a vitae to distribute to those from whom they are asking recommendations. In addition, the College Project, Honors in Action research-based project and award opportunities were discussed.

Kansas Region HonorsFrom November 7-9, PTK officers, Tori Anstine, Alecia Henson and Kandice Wright, and sponsor, Deborah Layton, attended the Kansas Region Honors in Action Conference in Junction City, KS, among 115 present.

Cowley contributed to the Alumni Association’s service project to donate cold weather gear and had the opportunity to speak with transfer college representatives at a college fair. They participated in many breakout sessions including College Fish and Scholarship guidance, the Community College Completion Challenge, how to get the Competitive Edge, Research as a Vital Component in Honors in Action, and Hallmark Awards workshops.

Keynote speaker for Saturday morning was Brenda Edleston, Associate Vice President of Cloud County Community College, who spoke on success habits in college.

Fellowship activities presented were in small discussion groups, bowling and a dance/karaoke/trivia night. The conference culminated with artist and leader, Tim Mousseau, speaking on “Tattooing your Leadership Legacy.”