BBCC honors group shines at regional conference

Honor Group bring home awards

Rho Zeta Chapter members of honors society Phi Theta Kappa show off some of the awards they received when they attended a regional conference in Seattle March 21. Left to right: Jalen Garza, Zhane Serrano, David Swenson, Melinda Dourte, Isaac Garcia, Barb Whitney (faculty advisor), and April Suarez. The honors society for students attending Big Bend Community College brought home top awards at the Greater Northwest Region 2015 awards for Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) March 21 in Seattle.

PTK is the international honors society for community and technical colleges.

BBCC’s Rho Zeta Chapter received first place in the DiBraun Fine Arts Award and the Yearbook Award. Rho Zeta Chapter also was recognized as the Most Congenial Chapter at the regional conference.

Other awards received by BBCC’s Rho Zeta Chapter include:

  • Distinguished Chapter Member, First Place: Melinda Dourte
  • Continued Excellence Award for PTK Advisors, First Place: Barbara Whitney (BBCC Math instructor)
  • Honors in Action Theme 7: First Place
  • Distinguished Chapter: Third Place
  • Honors in Action: Third Place
  • Five Star Chapter Plan: Five Star Level
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