Regional Awards Earned by Butler’s PTK Alpha Phi Alpha Chapter
In early March, members of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Alpha Phi Alpha Chapter at Butler Community College attended the Kansas-Nebraska Regional PTK Convention at Kansas State University.
This was the first year for the two-state combined conference which hosted 117 attendees from 15 different collegiate chapters. PTK is a national organization whose mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students while also providing opportunities for individual growth and development through four hallmarks: scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship.
The Butler PTK Chapter, advised by Butler faculty Chrissy Baker and Jim Buchhorn, brought home individual awards as well as several chapter awards.
Alyssa Dehncke of Derby was elected Kansas - Nebraska Regional Vice President of Kansas. She will serve with other PTK students from Labette Community College, Independence Community College, Central Community College – Omaha, and Central Community College – Grand Island.
Kendra Jefferson of Wichita received the Distinguished Chapter Officer award, Achievement in Art Award for Photography, and was presented an Alumni Book Scholarship.
Chrissy Baker, Butler Community College Alpha Phi Alpha advisor, received the Horizon Advisor Award.
Chapter awards presented to Butler’s Alpha Phi Alpha Chapter included: Distinguished Award for College Project, Honorable Mention for Most Improved Chapter, Honorable Mention for Sister Chapter Award with Tau Theta of Labette Community College, and Winner of the Yearbook Award and 5-Star Chapter Award.
2015-2016 Officers Kendra Jefferson of Wichita and Latisha Davis of Wichita. The Chapter is currently working to identify its officers for the 2016-17 Academic year.