Honors for MCC-Longview’s Kappa Tau chapter and President Grogan

The MCC-Longview chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Kappa Tau, attended the regional PTK convention in St. Charles, Missouri earlier this spring and came away with several accolades.

The chapter was awarded the Five Star Chapter Development Award, the highest recognition for a chapter performing required Scholarship, Leadership, and Service.

Kappa Tau was also one of three in the Missouri Region to win the Honors in Action Project Hallmark. Their project was entitled “Go Girl” and dealt with empowering, encouraging and enlightening others to strive to achieve their goals in life.

Several individual awards were won by Kappa Tau. Mark Buergler won the Distinguished Chapter Officer award for service he provided as VP at Large for the chapter. Margaret Berter and Jan Rog won Horizon Awards for work performed as advisors for the chapter and the Missouri Region. Jan Rog also won the Paragon Award for service provided as an advisor serving 4 or fewer years.

Fred Grogan, MCC-Longview president, was honored with the Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award at the Phi Theta Kappa national convention held in San Jose, California earlier this month. MCC-Longview’s Kappa Tau chapter leaders nominated Grogan in recognition of service to MCC-Longview. In the nomination the chapter leaders wrote of Grogan’s consistent championing of support for student-enriching programs and the goal of student success in all he does. One MCC-Longview student reflected about him, “When I speak with Dr. Grogan, I am seen, heard, appreciated. I am valued and encouraged.”

Grogan happily accepted the award, which is presented to retiring college presidents and other top administrators who have been supportive of Phi Theta Kappa, at the San Jose convention. “Although receiving the award in front of several thousand PTK members and advisors at the national convention was thrilling, the most satisfying aspect of receiving the Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award was being nominated by our Kappa Tau chapter. Our chapter is one of the most active and successful in the nation. They are a talented and hard-working group of students whom I very much admire. I am humbled by their appreciation.”

Congratulations to Kappa Tau and Dr. Grogan for your outstanding achievements!