The Democratization Of Phi Theta Kappa!. Presented by your 2011-2012 Ohio Regional Team!. History!. The Democratization of a Vision for Excellence. The Founding of our Society. Founder’s Day: November 19 th !.
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Phi Theta Kappa!
The name Phi Theta Kappa (ΦΘК) was chosen, and the Society was incorporated as a national organization.
The first 6 years was confined to activity in women’s junior colleges.
1926, ΦΘК expanded beyond the borders of Missouri and into co-ed institutions.
After two years of planning and the writing of the region’s constitution and by-laws the sixteen chapters in the state were ready to come together to form the Ohio Region.
Each district then nominated one student to serve that district on the executive board.
The region altered the annual calendar to hold a Leadership conference in the fall and Regional Convention in the spring.
The region now established three meetings a year, with leadership in the fall, Honors Institute in winter, and the regional convention in spring.
In 2003 Cindy Carbone from Washington State Community College was appointed Regional Coordinator.
Dr. Ralph Doty of Lakeland Community College and the Ohio Region in partnership with the Ohio Association of Community Colleges(OACC) hosted its first All Ohio Academic Team event where $15,000 in scholarships were presented to Ohio’s best and brightest students.
In 1998 restructured its by-laws and calendar to more closely reflect that of the International calendar. The calendar for regional events changed as did part of the awards system.
In 2010 the region voted to restructure the positions of the regional team combining the positions of Secretary and the Buckeye Newsletter Editor.
In 2009 Cindy Carbone was recognized as the Most Distinguished Regional Coordinator
Sweet, lovable Howdy Bear was created to encourage and recognize chapters that show true Phi Theta Kappa spirit. While the hallmarks are the foundation of Phi Theta Kappa, chapters are awarded Howdy Bear on the virtue of their implementation of the hallmarks.
District representatives will nominate the chapter who excels in each district, and is present at the conference. Chapters will be observed throughout the conference, and a winner will be selected. If there is a tie, the Regional Vice President will break the tie.
Remember, Howdy Bear is like one of the family. He goes everywhere you go. He comes complete with his own suitcase, clothing, and personal journal. He loves to have his picture taken to share with future recipients, so have your camera ready.
**Chapters can only be selected to host Howdy Bear once every other year**
In 1930, Margaret James (Mosal) became the first elected national president of Phi Theta Kappa while attending Whitworth College in Brookhaven, Mississippi.
She had a problem remembering names, as she aged her eyesight began to diminish also.
Regional Team: "Ohio!"
President/ Team: "And West Virginia too, Regional officers working for you! Hu- rah!“
Officer: “Ohio Region, how do you feel?”
Ohio Region: “We feel good, oh so good, HUH!”
* PTK is the Greek equivalent of Rho Tau Kappa and not the first letters of the words which mean Wisdom, Aspiration, and Purity.
- Can be required for Chapter Officers at the colleges discretion
*Additional information regarding this policy can be found in the Chapter Resource Guide at www.ptk.org
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Sociologist Margaret Mead
We, Phi Theta Kappa, are a case study in how the vision and actions of a small number of individuals can and does have long reaching effects on the entire world. Each of us is living proof that this is the case or we would not be here today.