POTEAU–The Carl Albert State College Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), Alpha Delta Lambda, is carrying on the tradition of being ranked in the top tier in competition with other chapters throughout the Oklahoma/Arkansas Region.
Twenty-four members of the Carl Albert State College chapter attended the regional convention in Edmund this past weekend and came home with numerous awards.
The CASC chapter placed in the top five with their “Honors in Action Project.” Two CASC students, Jeramy O’Berry and Austin Christopher, were recognized for their leadership by placing in the Top Five for Distinguished Chapter Officer. Another CASC student, Cody Morris, placed in the Top Five for Distinguished Chapter Member.
Both CASC advisors brought home first place awards. Shirley Olund received First Place in the Paragon Award for New Advisors, and Annette Staats was awarded First Place in the Continued Excellence Award for Advisors.
Overall, CASC placed third in the region competition for Distinguished Chapter. The CASC chapter was also awarded 5-Star Status, an award they have received yearly for many years; a plaque for helping host the convention; and for the second straight year a trophy for having the most Phi Theta Kappans at the convention. Cord Carter was recognized at the convention as the outgoing Vice President for the Central District.
Dr. Brandon Webb, CASC President, extended his congratulations to those honored at the regional convention.
“We are proud of the accomplishments of Alpha Delta Lambda,” Webb said. “Year after year representatives of Carl Albert’s chapter continue to excel, and we applaud both our students and our advisors.”
Staats added, “We always have a great group of students in our chapter who make PTK a priority, and they are making a difference for themselves and those around them. I am very pleased to be a part of the CASC chapter.” She continued, “It is always exciting to see our students receive recognition on the regional level, and Shirley and I were both grateful to be presented top honors as advisors. All in all, we had a wonderful trip to regionals.”
The next step for Alpha Delta Lambda is a trip to Nashville, Tenn. in April for the PTK international convention.