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Phi Theta Kappa honor society earn top awards at regional conference

BCTC PTK Regional ConferenceLEXINGTON, Ky. (March 25) -- The chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Bluegrass Community and Technical College recently received several awards during its 2010 regional convention held March 12-13. Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year colleges.

The chapter received the Service Hallmark Award and the Leadership Hallmark Award. The chapters service projects included the honeysuckle removal at Raven Run in Lexington and collecting humanitarian aid and supplies for a Kentucky National Guard Unit stationed in Afghanistan. The chapter was also recognized for hosting a Student Leadership Conference held in April 2009. More than 100 students from around the state attended the free conference.

BCTC faculty member Lucinda Baker received the Distinguished Chapter Adviser Award for her work with Phi Theta Kappa members and her involvement with the Student Leadership Conference.

BCTC student Patrick Wilkinson, who serves as chapter president, received the Distinguished Chapter President Award. Wilkinson was instrumental in increasing member involvement and enthusiasm.

BCTC student and chapter vice president Sean Taylor received the Distinguished Chapter Officer Award and the Shining Star Award. Taylor was recognized for his coordination of the Honeysuckle Removal Project at Raven Run and the Support the Troops Project. Taylor was also appointed to the All-State Academic Team, an honor presented by Kentucky community colleges, the Coca Cola Scholars Foundation, and Phi Theta Kappa.

Photo of : The Phi Theta Kappa honor society at BCTC at the 2010 regional convention held March 12-13 in Bowling Green, Ky. Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year colleges.