Phi Theta Kappa chapter earns honors at virtual national conference

A Raider Buzz feature:

Students in Alpha Upsilon Kappa, the GRCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, attended Catalyst, the organization’s national conference, this past week. With the pandemic, they weren’t able to travel to Texas for the full experience with 5,000 fellow PTK students, they celebrated their accomplishments, elected the student leaders for next year, and participated in a number of educational sessions — virtually.

For the fifth consecutive year, Alpha Upsilon Kappa was recognized as a 5-Star Chapter.  Requirements for this designation include completing a college project, an “honors in action” project, service projects, fellowship activities, fundraising activities, attendance at regional and national conferences, and collaborations with other chapters. GRCC’s chapter officer team  — Anders Rottschafer, Austin Edger, Emma Pachulski, Alyssa Reynolds, Ashley Grove and Larica Brown — were also recognized at Catalyst.

Alpha Upsilon Kappa’s other accomplishments at the conference:

  • GRCC President Bill Pink was one of 15 presidents nationwide to receive a Paragon Presidential Award for supporting student success.
  • Chapter members created a mental health video that was shown at GRCC’s Opening Day in January; it won a national award — the chapter’s first for a College Project.
  • Jesse Goulding was one of 15 students recognized nationally as an outstanding chapter team member.
  • Morgan Brown was one of four Outstanding Alumni recognized nationally.
  • Chapter adviser Lynnae Selberg was one of 25 people recognized nationally as a Continued Excellence Advisor.

GRCC was to host the Regional Conference in May, but this will also be virtual.