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April 6, 2014

Ivy Tech Kokomo region's Phi Theta Kappa chapters earn regional awards

The Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo region Phi Theta Kappa chapters, Alpha Phi Pi and Beta Gamma Zeta (BGZ, Logansport Campus), earned several awards at the honor society’s annual Indiana Region Convention held March 7 to 9 in Logansport.

APP, from the Kokomo campus, received awards for Outstanding College Project; Most Outstanding Honors in Action Project; Honors in Action Issue Award: Theme 10, History/Future of Competition; and Distinguished Chapter for Indiana Region.

BGZ, from the Logansport campus, received awards for Outstanding Chapter Officer Team; Distinguished Honors in Action Project; Honors in Action Issue Award: Theme 8, Competition in Education; Most Outstanding Chapter for Indiana Region; and Continued Excellence Award.

APP member Ashley Wente also won a Most Outstanding Chapter Member Award. The following BGZ members also won awards: Rebecca Tocco, $800 Dr. Eugene Spiess Scholarship; Lisa Hopper, $300 Dr. Eugene Spiess Scholarship; Jenna Yeakley, $300 Dr. Eugene Spiess Scholarship; Christina Pifer, Distinguished Chapter Member Award; and Tyler Yeakley, Most Outstanding Chapter Officer Award and Sue Jackson Award.

APP advisor Cynde Lees received the Horizon Award, BGZ advisor Martha Bugher received the Sue Jackson Award and BGZ advisor Leo Studach received the Paragon Award. BGZ member Christina Pifer also was recognized as secretary-elect for Phi Theta Kappa Indiana Region.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has been recognizing and encouraging excellence among community colleges since it was founded in 1918. Today, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in higher education with more than 2.5 million members and 1,275 chapters located in 50 states, U.S. territories, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany and the Republic of Palau.

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