Monday, March 7, 2011
Dear MSJC Community,
Last weekend our Beta Delta Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at MSJC was recognized at the Phi Theta Kappa Nevada California Regional Convention in Foster City, CA. Five of our student officers (President Joseph Stacy, Junior Executive Finance Officer Zachary Segawa, Correspondence Secretary Melissa Kirk, Fellowship Officer Gina Guglielmana, and Leadership Officer Daniel Tripp) and one Faculty Co-Advisor (Biology Instructor Nick Reeves) travelled to Foster City for the convention and our chapter won several awards listed below for participation in Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society programming.
Our chapter was recognized as a Five Star Phi Theta Kappa chapter for achieving the highest level of participation in honors society activities including the planning and execution of a College Project and Honors in Action Project.
Our chapter received first place honors in the Issue #10 History and the Future division and third place honors overall for our Low-Tech Challenge Honors in Action project that engaged MSJC students district wide in a scholarly exploration of the digital age and the democratization of information last semester.
Our chapter received second place honors for the Distingiushed Chapter Award which is based on the overall quantity and quality of our chapter's participation in the honor society's programming including successful completion of our Holiday Food and Toy Drive College Project and our Low-Tech Challenge Honors in Action Project. This award is essentially a ranking of the Nevada California Region chapters and our Beta Delta Omega chapter was ranked as the second best chapter out of 98 total chapters in our region.
Last but definitely not least, our Chapter President Joseph Stacy ran for Regional President. Joseph Stacy put together an outstanding campaign and gave an excellent candidate speech to the attendees but he was up against stiff competition from the other presidential candidate that had been a Regional Vice President last year. In the end Joseph lost by a narrow margin but nonetheless gained value leadership experience. Our chapter is so proud of Joseph and the professional way that he represented our chapter and the Mt. San Jacinto Community College District during his campaign.
We are always interested in having more faculty, staff, and administration help with the programming of our Phi Theta Kappa chapter so if you were inspired by our success and would like to get involved next year please email the Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Co-Advisor Nick Reeves at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Faculty Advisors and Chapter Officers of Beta Delta Omega