Sigma Omega Chapter recognized at regional Phi Theta Kappa convention

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West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Sigma Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) recently brought home numerous awards and recognitions.

The chapter attended the 2015 Virginia/West Virginia Regional Convention held March 6-8 at Tidewater Community College in Chesapeake, Virginia where they were presented with the following recognition and awards:

  • Distinguished Regional Chapter
  • Five Star Chapter Destination, Distinguished Honors in Action Project – “Exploring the Natural Environment”
  • C4 Completion Corps Award for excellence in C4 College Completion Drive
  • Distinguished Officer Team Award: Daniel Najar, president; Chelsea Johnson, vp of leadership; Cara McIntyre, secretary; Deborah Hart, vp of scholarship
  • Distinguished Chapter Officers: Daniel Najar, president and Cara McIntyre, secretary
  • Distinguished Chapter Member: Sarah Stewart
  • Horizon Advisor Award: Marie Butler

Additionally, Debbie Crites was recognized for serving as the regional honors chair for the 2013-2014 year and Cara McIntyre was inducted as a member to the Virginia Region Alumni Association after receiving her AA in General Education last December.

Sigma Omega chapter members who attended this year’s Regional Convention include, from left to right:  Debbie Crites, Nozanin Rakhmatova, Mary Onyekwere-Eke, advisor Marie Butler, Regina Goodwin, and Cara McIntyre.

2015 Regional Convention

Founded in 1910, Phi Theta Kappa is the official international honor society for two-year college students. With over 2,000,000 members, it continues to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students as well as provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.

The campus Sigma Omega chapter meets the second Wednesday and fourth Monday of each month and is currently recruiting new members in anticipation of its spring ’15 induction ceremony. Interested students must be currently enrolled at WVU Parkersburg, have a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average and have completed 12 credit hours of associate degree course work.

For more information on becoming a member, contact chapter advisors Marie Butler, Andrew Rochus, Dianne Davis, Violet Mosser or Alita Sellers.

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