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News & Events for the Alpha Gamma Upsilon Chapter of PTK

AGU-PTK News & Events

2017-2018 Events & Meetings

 

August 28 Chapter Meeting — 6 PM in the Brown Center, Room 137
September 11 Chapter Meeting — 6 PM in the Brown Center, Room 137
October 9 Chapter Meeting — 6 PM in the Brown Center, Room 137
November 3-5 Honors in Action Conference
Junction City, Kansas at the Courtyard by Marriott
November 13 Chapter Meeting — 6 PM in the Brown Center, Room 137
December 4 Chapter Meeting — 6 PM in the Brown Center, Room 137
March 2-4 Region Convention — Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln, Nebraska
March 11 PTK Induction Ceremony — 2 PM in the Brown Center Wright Room
April 5 Silent Auction & Benefit Dinner — 6 PM in the Brown Center Wright Room
April 18-22 Annual Convention in Kansas City, Missouri

 

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PTK students take part in Honors in Action Conference

PTK students take part in Honors in Action ConferenceOn Friday, November 3–5, two officers of Phi Theta Kappa's Ark City chapter, Alpha Gamma Upsilon, travelled to Junction City, KS, for the Honors in Action Conference. Vice President of Leadership, Symantha Shelton, Vice President of Scholarship, Kelsie Whitcomb, and advisor, Deborah Layton, had a great time during the full and busy weekend. read more

Financial Aid and Scholarships Seminar set for October 24

For this year's college project, the Alpha Gamma Upsilon chapter of the nationally recognized honors organization, Phi Theta Kappa, worked with Cowley College president Dr. Dennis C. Rittle to identify community needs and developed a program to help the mission. read more

Financial Aid and Scholarships Seminar set for October 24

2016-2017 News & Events

Alpha Gamma Upsilon welcomes new members

On Sunday, April 23, Alpha Gamma Upsilon, the Arkansas City chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, had its annual Induction Ceremony and All-Academic Team Celebration, officially welcoming 16 of 90 new members to the nationally recognized honors organization and venerating this year’s academic team recipients. read more

Phi Theta Kappa Induction 2017

Phi Theta Kappa Catalyst

Phi Theta Kappa CatalystThree members of Alpha Gamma Upsilon, the Ark City chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, recently returned from the 2017 national convention, PTK Catalyst, held in Nashville, Tennessee. read more

Phi Theta Kappa Silent Auction and Benefit Dinner Fundraiser

March 16, 2017 in the Wright Room at Cowley College

Please use the arrows on the slide show below to see the photos from this event!

PTK Silent Auction & Benefit Dinner Fundraiser

Kyndal Dutton named Coca-Cola New Century Scholar

Dutton named Coca-Cola New Century ScholarCowley College sophomore Kyndal Dutton was recently named a Phi Theta Kappa Coca-Cola New Century Scholar and will have an opportunity to represent the state of Kansas at the annual Presidents Breakfast at the American Association of Community Colleges Convention held April 22-25 in New Orleans, LA. read more

Alpha Gamma Upsilon receives Five Star Level status

Alpha Gamma Upsilon receives Five Star Level statusAlpha Gamma Upsilon, Ark City campus's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, attended the Regional Convention in Wichita, Kansas from Friday, March 3 – 5. Chapter president, Ashley Huslig; Vice President of Leadership, Abigail Garcia; Vice President of Fellowship, Steven Lu; Vice President of Scholarship, Kyndal Dutton; Vice President of Communication, Deidra Shiever; members, Julien Cornejo and Shayna Templeton; and advisors Deborah and Scott Layton had a full weekend of activities. read more

Huslig, Dutton honored at PTK Honors Luncheon

Huslig, Dutton honored at PTK Honors LuncheonCowley students Ashley Huslig, Alpha Gamma Upsilon’s President, and Kyndal Dutton, Alpha Gamma Upsilon’s Vice President of Scholarship, were honored in Topeka February 16 during the Annual Phi Theta Kappa Honors Luncheon among representatives from 20 community colleges in the state. read more

PTK awareness campaign

PTK awareness campaignPhi Theta Kappa members with Ark City's Chapter, Alpha Gamma Upsilon, sparked an awareness campaign on Wednesday and Thursday, December 6 and 7, by passing out Smarties candy to students in the Brown Center, Galle Johnson and the McAtee Dining Center. Because the fall enrollment period will be closing at the end of the month, officers wanted to encourage everyone who received an invitation to join. read more

Phi Theta Kappa chapter, Alpha Gamma Upsilon, attends Honors in Action Conference
in Lincoln, Nebraska

Brittney McNown and Blake Graham at Honors in Action Conference Brittney McNown and Blake Graham, two officers of Ark City’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, Alpha Gamma Upsilon, and advisor Scott Layton attended the Kansas-Nebraska Region’s Honors in Action Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska from November 4 - 6. read more

 

 

 

Alpha Gamma Upsilon attends Leadership Conference

PTK Leadership conferenceSeven members of the Ark City Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Chapter, Alpha Gamma Upsilon, attended a Leadership Conference at Fort Hays State University on September 23 and 24. read more

 

 

 

Alpha Gamma Upsilon conducts flood donation drive

Alpha Gamma Upsilon conducts flood donation driveThursday, September 1, Alpha Gamma Upsilon, Phi Theta Kappa’s Ark City chapter, delivered a full truck load to Mulvane Care and Share to be distributed to victims of the recent flooding. read more

 

 

 

2015-2016 News & Events

 

PTK members volunteer at Humane Society

PTK volunteerMembers of Cowley College’s Phi Theta Kappa organization recently completed Service Week by volunteering at the Cowley County Humane Society. Officers decided earlier this year that the group should do a service project, and after discussing different ideas, they wanted to contribute to the community’s need to assist animals. They picked the third week in April to be designated Service Week and encouraged members to help. read more

 

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

PTK honor

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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