Phi Theta Kappa students across the region attended the annual Kentucky Region Spring Awards Conference March 21, 2014. Every year the conference awards five Kentucky Region Most Distinguished awards based on evaluations of each chapter’s activity according to the four hallmarks of leadership, scholarship, service, and fellowship.
This year, BCTC’s very own Alpha Phi Kappa chapter took home three of the five Most Distinguished awards: Kentucky Region Most Distinguished Chapter, Kentucky Region Most Distinguished College Project, and Kentucky Region Most Distinguished Chapter Officer (Mark Simonds).
Past president Mark Simonds won the Bert T. Combs Awards, and Sue Slocum, a member who has been working with the chapter’s College Fish project, won a Kentucky Region Distinguished Chapter Member award.
Alpha Phi Kappa faculty advisor Lucinda Baker won two awards and another advisor, Greg Rickert, received an award for new advisors.
Overall, the Alpha Phi Kappa chapter won 3rd Place for their Honors in Action research project and fifteen students won KY Region Shining Star Awards, which are based on the four hallmarks of Phi Theta Kappa. Chapter members Renato Virto and Lisette Dalton were elected KY Regional Officers for the coming year.
The Alpha Phi Kappa chapter continues to grow, inducting a record-breaking 101 new members this spring. Their current projects include fundraising to attend the international conference in April, hosting a series of ongoing scholarship workshops for BCTC students, and continuing their work with the College Fish project. Since the fall, BCTC has been #1 in the world at signing up students for College Fish, an online resource that helps prepare students for community college completion and transfer.