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Phi Theta Kappa


2015-2016 News & Events


Phi Theta Kappa journeys to Washington D.C. for International Convention
PTK conventionThe international Phi Theta Kappa convention was held at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland April 6-9. In attendance this year for Alpha Gamma Upsilon were officer Aishah Alhomsi and advisor Tiffany Corley.
Alpha Gamma Upsilon received the Top 100 Chapters award among 1,300 chapters internationally. Top 100 chapters are selected based on combined scores from that year’s Honors in Action and College Project write-ups.  read more





Cowley PTK named Top 100 Chapter for second straight year

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Cowley PTK named Top 100 Chapter for second straight year

The Alpha Gamma Upsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Cowley College was just recognized as a Top 100 Chapter, among nearly 1,300 chapters worldwide at the national convention in Washington, D.C.

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Cowley PTK repeats as winners of Honors in Action research project
PTK awardThe Cowley College Phi Theta Kappa chapter, Alpha Gamma Upsilon, recently attended the Kansas- Nebraska Region Convention in Manhattan, KS, March 4-6. For the second year in a row, Cowley College’s chapter finished in first place in the Honors in Action research projects about allowing guns on campus and in the College Project which attempted to determine the underlying causes of underperforming populations of students. read more


PTK students honored at awards luncheon
PTK LuncheonTop community college scholars from the state of Kansas, including four from Cowley College, were honored Thursday, February 11 in Topeka at the annual Phi Theta Kappa Honor’s Luncheon.
Representing Cowley were Samantha Twenhafel and Hannah Twenhafel from the Arkansas City campus, and Taylor Swarts and Tabitha Slater from the Mulvane Center. Each student went through a rigorous application process in order to be selected by the committee to represent Cowley College on the All-Kansas Academic Team. The students were judged on their academic achievement, leadership qualities and service work. Each is also a nominee for the 2016 All-USA Academic Team, sponsored by USA Today, Phi Theta Kappa and the American Association of Community Colleges. read more

PTK achieves Five Star status

Cowley College’s Alpha Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa recently received Five Star status for an eighth consecutive year.
In order to achieve Five Star status chapters must participate in district, regional and national conferences, campaign for new members and hold an induction. They also have to submit Honors in Action and College Projects, which require researching themed topics, completing action-based projects, working with administrators, students and community members and reporting on the outcomes and submitting awards to the national organization in writing.
In addition, chapters are required to meet twice monthly and to chronicle their chapter events.

Phi Theta Kappa Mulvane Students Raise $479 for Upcoming Conference
Mulvane PTKDuring the first and second week of February, Mulvane Phi Theta Kappa students raised money with a Valentine’s Day Bake Sale and accepted donations as they raised money to cut the cost of regional conference registration for members.
Over four total days, students raised a total of $479 to apply towards attending the Hallmark Awards Conference in Manhattan, KS March 4-6. In total, this money was able to cover the registration fees of three members who wanted to attend. The fundraising came at a time when new invitations for Phi Theta Kappa were extended to qualified students. read more

conventionPTK students attend Honors in Action Convention in Topeka
Students in Cowley College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recently attended the Honors in Action Conference in Topeka, KS on November 6-8.
Officers Samantha Twenhafel, Hannah Twenhafel, Taylor Swarts, Arnoldo Ruiz, and Sam McClaflin along with member Aishah Alhomsi and advisor Tiffany Corley met with regional officers, coordinators, alumni and advisors from all over Kansas and attended general sessions as well as breakout and seminar groups led by those individuals. read more


PTK students attend Leadership Conference


PTKStudents in Cowley College’s Phi Theta Kappa organization recently attended a Leadership Conference and Hallmark Writing Workshop in Wichita at Newman University.


Officers Samantha Twenhafel, Hannah Twenhafel and Tabitha Slater, along with member Aishah Alhomsi and advisor Deborah Layton met the regional officers and the international organization president, Yanik Etan, while attending general sessions led by those individuals. read more



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