Virginia University at Parkersburg
WVU Parkersburg Phi Theta Kappa chapter wins most outstanding chapter in its region for third straight year.
Contact: PTK Advisers Paul Bibbee, 304-424-8312, or Dottie Bibbee, 304-424-8247.
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West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Phi Theta Kappa is the most outstanding chapter in its region for the third straight year.
The Sigma Omega chapter on the Parkersburg campus has made history by winning the award three consecutive times, according to PTK Virginia Region officials.
PTK is the academic honor society for two-year colleges. Chapters are involved in helping their colleges, communities and regions through promotion of projects in scholarship, service, leadership and fellowship. There are 47 chapters in the Virginia region and 1,200 chapters internationally.
The WVU Parkersburg chapter won several significant awards on its way to being the top 2002 chapter at the PTK spring regional convention in Bristol, Va. this month. The chapter was named a five-star chapter for the fourth year and honored as one of the top 100 chapters in the country for the second year. Also, the chapter received the Pinnacle Award for membership.
Sigma Omega was awarded more than $1,500 in scholarships for a member to attend the International Honors Institute at Furman University this summer and to fund future projects. The chapter won first place in scholarship, leadership and service. Its yearbook received first place and its newsletter, second place honors.
Two WVU Parkersburg students were inducted into the Virginia Region’s PTK Hall of Honors. PTK members Molly Washburn and Zac Cunningham were honored during the spring convention.
In addition, its advisors, Paul and Dottie Bibbee, were awarded the Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award. A professor of drafting, Bibbee has been an advisor for 10 years and co-advisor for another four years. Mrs. Bibbee, a professor of English and journalism, has been a co-advisor for the past eight years.
The Parkersburg PTK chapter held 95 activities in the past year, including projects such as a reading and storytelling hour at the Wood County Library; a Trick or Treat for Eats project that collected canned goods that were given to Old Man Rivers, and a Toys to the World project for the Salvation Army, Martin Elementary School and the Gauley Bridge Elementary School affected by the southern West Virginia’s flood devastation.
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