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October 5, 2017


Cowley students attend Kansas-Nebraska Leadership Conference


Cowley students attend Kansas-Nebraska Leadership ConferenceOn September 22-23, two officers and one advisor of Cowley College’s Beta Phi Upsilon attended the Kansas-Nebraska Leadership Conference at Kansas City Kansas Community College in Kansas City, KS.

Vice President of Fellowship, Kellie Hampton, attended breakout sessions focused on the history of Phi Theta Kappa and information to better equip her for sharing with others on campus about the organization. She also attended a Competitive Edge and Scholarship breakout session to bring information back on achieving Five Star Member status to her chapter. The information learned will serve the chapter well during the Mulvane Campus’ Fall Festival (September 26) where clubs set up booths to recruit students.

Vice President of Leadership and Region President, Jeramy Lamar, presided over the general sessions for the weekend and lead breakout sessions on, writing scholarships, and running for regional office as well as PTK 101 for attendees.

Chapter Advisor, Tiffany Killblane, attended many sessions hosted by the Advisor Regional Council and Division III Key Services Specialist, Paige Still, for brainstorming, idea-sharing, and networking.

Friday night, a KCKCC police officer presented ALICE training to the region to better educate attendees on what to do in an active shooter situation at their campuses. A fellowship event at Dave and Buster’s followed.

Saturday, more breakout sessions on the benefits of Phi Theta Kappa were held. Before lunch, Chris Hutchins, a self-defense instructor, provided a lesson on basic moves that could be used to get out of a fight. Following another set of breakout sessions and Phi Theta Kappa training, the conference concluded.

Beta Phi Upsilon is looking forward to the next conference in Junction City, November 3-5 and hopes to bring more members as they return enthusiastic and with more information to share about PTK with new students.

Pictured, from left, Kellie Hampton, Jeramy Lamar, and Tiffany Killblane.