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Parkersburg, W.Va. (May 2, 2023) — WVU Parkersburg’s Phi Theta Kappa Chapter was recognized at the 2023 Ohio Region Awards Conference.

“While I’m very proud of our 2023 officer team (Tiana Tauber and Caroline Northedge), they literally carried the chapter this year,” said Marie Butler, PTK lead advisor. “In order for us to be a more successful chapter, we need more members to be involved and engaged with PTK. We will host a Summer 2023 membership period this year, and we are hoping we have some members rise up to the opportunity to become officers of the chapter.”

The Sigma Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was a recipient of several awards at the 2023 Ohio Region Awards Conference “Celebrating Excellence,” including:

  • The Sigma Omega chapter was recognized as establishing and reaching a Five Star Level chapter status for 2023.
  • The Sigma Omega chapter was recognized as a distinguished chapter regarding Theme 5 (“Soul of Play”) of this year’s Honors In Action Project (“The Art and Science of Play.”)
  • The Sigma Omega chapter was recognized as the Most Improved Chapter of the OH Region and was awarded the Progress Award, including a $300 scholarship for one member to attend the 2024 International Conference (“Catalyst”) to be held in Orlando, FL. This will assist in paying a portion of the registration fee of one Sigma Omega chapter member to attend 2024 Catalyst.

The Regional Conference took place at Columbus State Community College, April 19, with Butler attending, and accepting the awards on behalf of Sigma Omega chapter members. All Ohio Regional PTK conferences model the International PTK Conference — “Catalyst” — by providing attendees general sessions, breakout sessions, reports of the individual districts within the OH region as well as election and induction for the 2023-24 regional officer team.

For more information about PTK, contact advisors Marie Butler at, or Andrew Walker at