Butler’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Named a Top 100 Chapter

Published May 1, 2017 at 01:57 pm Butler Community College students at Phi Theta Kappa International

Butler Community College's Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society attended the organization's international conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Butler Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society was named a Top 100 Chapter at the International Convention “Catalyst 2017” in Nashville, Tennessee in early April. Phi Theta Kappa has members across the U.S., as well as from as far away as Germany, Canada and Peru. Butler’s Honor Society was also named a 5 Star Chapter and Reach Chapter.

Alyssa Dehncke of Derby, Chapter President & Regional Vice President for Eastern Kansas; and Mariah Baker of Augusta, Vice President; were the student representatives from Butler. Lucus Drake, alumni, and Jim Buchhorn and Chrissy Baker, Butler’s Phi Theta Kappa co-advisors, were also in attendance.

Dehncke and four other officers from the Midwest region were honored with the Distinguished Regional Officer Team award. Distinguished Regional Officer Teams are chosen for their ability to work together to implement the region’s goals, be leaders for chapters and members within the region and to support the overall mission of Phi Theta Kappa. Only three teams are chosen internationally.

Butler’s advisor, Chrissy Baker, received the Paragon Award. The Paragon Award traditionally honors advisors who have made significant contributions to the growth of the individual chapter members and encouraged the chapter to be involved with the local, state and international levels of the organization.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, founded in 1918, is the largest honor society for two year colleges, with 1,285 college chapters in all 50 states and abroad. More than 3 million students have been inducted since the organization’s founding, with nearly 134,000 inducted annually.

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