Ivy Tech Kokomo Region’s Phi Theta Kappa chapters earn regional awards

KOKOMO, Ind. — The Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region Phi Theta Kappa chapters, Alpha Phi Pi (APP, Kokomo Campus) and Beta Gamma Zeta (BGZ, Logansport Campus), and their members earned several awards and honors at the honor society’s annual Indiana Region Convention held March 7 to 9 in Logansport:

Chapter Awards

Alpha Phi Pi     Outstanding College Project

Alpha Phi Pi     Most Outstanding Honors in Action Project

Alpha Phi Pi     Honors in Action Issue Award: Theme 10, History/Future of Competition

Alpha Phi Pi     Distinguished Chapter for Indiana Region

Beta Gamma Zeta      Outstanding Chapter Officer Team

Beta Gamma Zeta      Distinguished Honors in Action Project

Beta Gamma Zeta      Honors in Action Issue Award: Theme 8, Competition in Education

Beta Gamma Zeta      Most Outstanding Chapter for Indiana Region

Beta Gamma Zeta      Continued Excellence Award


Member Awards

Ashley Wente (APP)    Most Outstanding Chapter Member Award

Rebecca Tocco (BGZ)  $800 Dr. Eugene Spiess Scholarship

Lisa Hopper (BGZ)       $300 Dr. Eugene Spiess Scholarship

Jenna Yeakley (BGZ)   $300 Dr. Eugene Spiess Scholarship

Christina Pifer (BGZ)   Distinguished Chapter Member Award

Tyler Yeakley (BGZ)    Most Outstanding Chapter Officer Award and Sue Jackson Award


Advisor Awards

Cynde Lees (APP)        Horizon Award

Martha Bugher (BGZ)Sue Jackson Award

Dr. Leo Studach (BGZ)Paragon Award for new advisor


Regional Honors

Christina Pifer (BGZ)   Secretary Elect for Phi Theta Kappa Indiana Region

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has been recognizing and encouraging excellence among community colleges since it was founded in 1918. Today, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in higher education with more than 2.5 million members and 1,275 chapters located in 50 states, U.S. territories, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany and the Republic of Palau. The recognition and scholarship opportunities that Phi Theta Kappa brings to an institution, its faculty advisors, and most importantly to its student members are unparalleled by any other student organization.



About Ivy Tech Kokomo Service Area

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Service Area serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, Pulaski and Tipton counties, including the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, Rochester, Tipton and Winamac. Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degree and short-term certificate programs, and trainings that align to the needs of the community. The College also offers courses and associate degree programs that seamlessly transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor’s degree. For more information, visit www.ivytech.edu.
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