BBCC’s Schutt is regional officer of PTK

For Immediate Release
May 1, 2014
Contact: Doug Sly, 509.793.2003

BBCC’s Schutt is regional officer of PTK

Big Bend Community College student Sarah Schutt has been elected District III Regional Vice President of Phi Theta Kappa, been named one of PTK’s Distinguished Chapter Officers, and traveled to a national convention in Orlando, Florida April 24-24 to receive her recognition.

It is the first time a BBCC student has been elected a regional officer of the international honor society for community colleges, said BBCC PTK advisor Barbara Whitney.  Schutt is the current President of BBCC’s Rho Zeta Chapter of PTK.

Only 30 Phi Theta Kappa officers are selected as Distinguished Chapter Officers among more than 450 nominees internationally.  Schutt was honored at the 2014 Distinguished Chapter Officer Awards presented by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society during NerdNation 2014, the annual convention at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando.

BBCC’s Rho Zeta Chapter recently won several PTK awards at the Greater Northwest Spring Regional conference, including:

  • College Project, 2nd Place, Enhanced recycling at BBCC
  • Honors in Action, 1st place, STEM Quest
  • Distinguished Chapter Award, 2nd Place
  • Distinguished Chapter Officer, 2nd Place, Sarah Schutt
  • Distinguished Chapter member, 3rd Place, Maria Santillan
  • 5 Star Chapter Award

Sarah Schutt PDK Regional Officer

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