West Virginia University at Parkersburg
WVU Parkersburg's Phi Theta Kappa wins most outstanding
chapter for fifth consecutive year.
CONTACT: Dottie Bibbee, professor of journalism, 304-424-8247.
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For the fifth consecutive year, West Virginia University at Parkersburg's Phi Theta Kappa has captured the coveted title of most outstanding chapter of the Virginia region.
The chapter was honored at the regional PTK convention held recently in Richmond, Va. WVU Parkersburg's Sigma Omega chapter of PTK also won first place for its service hallmark essay and scholarship hallmark essay, and second place for its leadership hallmark essay and its fellowship hallmark essay.
There are more than 40 college chapters of PTK in the Virginia region which includes Virginia and West Virginia.
The chapter achieved five-star status for the sixth consecutive year. PTK adviser Dottie Bibbee explained this is the highest achievement level a chapter can attain and is based on completion of a stringent set of accomplishments.
The chapter's memory book won second place and its web site was awarded third place.
WVU Parkersburg student Amber Stull, chapter president and regional honor's chair, was inducted into the region's officer hall of fame. David Cumberledge, membership chair, and Laura Richardson, member, were both inducted into the region's outstanding members' hall of fame.
The chapter will compete at the international PTK convention in April in Minneapolis. PTK is an international honor society of two-year colleges.
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