The Beta Theta Omicron Chapter celebrates the end of every academic year with a mini convention, BOO-Con. On Friday, May 12, this year’s convention was opened by outgoing co-presidents Lasheana Husni and Kaitlyn Widjaja. They welcomed the attending students, faculty, staff, and administration who supported the BOO chapter in the past year. Acting President Joe Morello delivered a passionate keynote address on the “Art and Science of Play” , which will continue to be the Honors in Action research topic in the next semester.

Following the keynote address, VP of Records Hnin Thandar Win presented the BOO yearbook, a review of the activities and achievements of the chapter during the 2022/2023 academic year. To put the chapter involvement into numbers; BOO members participated in 7 volunteering events with off campus organizations and schools, organized 10 workshops for the Skyline community, organized and contributed to 7 social events on campus, and attended 3 conferences.

Following the yearbook presentation, officer candidates presented 90 second speeches in which they talked about what PTK means to them and shared which position they would like to fulfill in the upcoming year. Each candidate then answered 2 caucus questions from the co-advisors Thanh Nguyen and Dr. Susanne Schubert.

While the conference attendees voted electronically for the new officer team, they also listened to the outgoing officers as they shared their PTK wisdom and review of their very personal PTK journey. The convention ended with the new co-presidents Me Me Hlaing Oo and May Myat Chel Myint thanking the attendees for their participation and engagement during the conference.

The new officer team will consist of:

● Me Me Hlaing Oo & May Myat Chel Myint: Co-Presidents
● Mowen Tan: VP of Honor in Actions
● Thet Mon Kyaw: VP of College Project
● John Michael Rada: VP of Leadership
● Megan White: VP of Records
● Abby Alfonso: VP of Membership
● Codie Lai: VP of Scholarship
● Princess Eusantos: VP of Fellowship
● May Han Hnin: VP of Community Relations
● Lareytha Dilian Husni: VP of Service

Over the summer, their main focus will be to develop a new Honors in Action research question and engage in rigorous academic literature review, create a timeline and distribute responsibilities for workshops in the Fall semester, and get creative by working on a new campaign to fight community college stigma and promote student success and engagement on campus.

Article by Dr. Susanne Schubert

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