MCC-Longview’s Kappa Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Wins Big

MCC-Longview’s Kappa Tau chapter of Phi Theta Kappa won a number of major awards and had three chapter members elected as regional officers – a first for a chapter in the state – at their regional conference. They also won top awards at their national convention for their college project and their overall work as a chapter. This is the first time the MCC-Longview chapter has received these highly selective recognitions.

“Congratulations to our chapter officers and co-sponsors Margaret Berter and Jan Rog for a job exceedingly well done,” said MCC-Longview President Dr. Fred Grogan.

The regional convention was held on March 2-4, 2012 in Jefferson City. The chapter was awarded the Five Star Chapter Development Plan, which is the highest recognition for a chapter performing required scholarship, leadership and service. Kelly Lucas was awarded Outstanding Chapter Officer for her service performing as VP of Correspondence for the Kappa Tau Chapter. Co-Advisor Jan Rog was awarded the Horizon Award for her work performing for the chapter and Missouri Region. The College Project Hallmark award was given to three colleges in the Missouri region – Kappa Tau did the C4 project which encouraged students to commit to the completion of their degrees. The Honors in Action Project Hallmark was awarded due to their scholarly project on Safety on Campus. The Distinguished Issue award was received due to Kappa Tau’s Issue 7: Government and Public Policy.

The international convention was held on April 12-14, 2012 in Nashville, Tenn. Kappa Tau walked away with three awards: Distinguished Chapter Award, Distinguished College Project Award and Top 100 Chapter Award for being a chapter with one of the highest scores for the sum of Honors in Action Project and College Project.