ptkSkyline College’s Beta Theta Omicron Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society was named a Distinguished Chapter at the 2020 Phi Theta Kappa Convention. The convention was held online on April 16 and 17, 2020. To be considered for the Distinguished Chapter Award, a chapter must submit entries for both the Honors in Action Project and College Project. Chapters scoring in the top 25 are awarded Distinguished Chapter.

Skyline College’s Chapter received the 2020 Honors in Action Award for their project. During the year, members investigated the effects of urbanization on our local creeks. The Chapter won the 2020 College Project Award for their work toward helping the College achieve the Skyline Promise. The Chapter has consistently earned national recognition since its chartering in 1999. The Chapter has earned Distinguished Chapter 14 times and has earned the Nevada/California Regional Distinguished Chapter award five times.

The 2020 awards were the result of competitive essays documenting the Chapter’s multiple projects this year, including the year-long project investigating local creeks.

Additionally, Skyline College student Thanh Nguyen received the Distinguished Regional Officer Award for her work as 2019-2020 Nevada/California Regional President. Thanh was the 2017-2018 Chapter president.

These awards recognize our students for their outstanding service to our college and the community. And makes our chapter one of the top chapters in the world.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1,300 chapters at two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States and Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the British Virgin Islands. There are 94 chapters in California.

Article by Christine L. Case

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