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Phi Theta Kappa Wins Big at Conference
July 27, 2017

Members of the Walters State chapter of Phi Theta Kappa needed an extra suitcase to bring home all the awards picked up at the regional and international level. PTK is an honor society for community college students.
The team was named one of the top 100 chapters internationally and was named a Distinguished Chapter Officer Team. Only 30 chapters (out of the 3,000) received this prestigious award. 

The chapter picked up Distinguished Chapter, Distinguished College Project and Chapter of Light. The chapter also received the Icarus award, the Honors in Action Award and the out-of-the-box award.
“Our students were competing against the best in the country, and they came out on top in 12 competitive areas,” said Dr. Tony Miksa, president of Walters State.  

“I would like to recognize Dr. Viki Rouse and Dr. Lisa Eccles, chapter advisors who guide students throughout the year. They put in many late nights to make sure our students have a great experience. This year, PTK agreed and named the two the Distinguished Chapter Advisor Team,” said Miksa.
Rouse is a professor of English and Eccles is a professor of biology. 

Individuals also received awards. Travis Long, president, was named a Distinguished Chapter Officer. McKay DeVault was named Distinguished Chapter Member. John Wagner was elected regional president for 2017-18. 

In the photo: Walters State’s Phi Theta Kappa Chapter received 12 prestigious awards at the regional and international convention. Seated are Dr. Lisa Eccles, advisor and professor of biology; Dr. Tony Miksa, president of Walters State, and Dr. Viki Rouse, advisor and professor of English. Eccles and Rouse were named Distinguished Chapter Advisor Team. Standing are Travis Long, Distinguished Chapter Officer; McKay DeVault, Distinguished Chapter Member and John Wagner, who was elected regional president of the honor society for 2017-18.