This year, Lane Community College has two administrators receiving prestigious awards from Phi Theta Kappa!
Congratulations to Lane Community College President, Margaret Hamilton, for winning PTK’s Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award for ongoing support of Phi Theta Kappa campus chapters!
PTK explains the award: “Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Awards are presented to college presidents/campus CEOs at two-year institutions and state community college system directors who are retiring and have provided consistently outstanding support to Phi Theta Kappa chapters and advisors during their careers. They are named in honor of the late Dr. Michael Bennett, longtime president of St. Petersburg College in Florida. President Hamilton is one of six college presidents receiving the award this year!
Congratulations to Associate Vice President of the School of Arts and Sciences, Jennifer Frei, on receiving the Distinguished College Administrator award! Frei is one of twenty-eight administrators honored this year out of more than 230 nominated administrators.
PTK describes this award as one “presented to college vice presidents, deans, or directors serving at post-secondary institutions who have shown strong support of student success on their campus by recognizing academic achievement, leadership, and service among high-achieving students.”
The awards will be presented at PTK Catalyst in Denver in April. We are so proud of our administrators and grateful for their support of our Sigma Zeta Chapter!
Congratulations to our four members of this year’s All Oregon Academic Team! PTK explains on its website that the purpose of the all-state teams is to recognize “high achieving college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society.” Our four student members of Oregon’s team definitely meet those criteria!
Melony Burnett belongs to the Lane Honors Program and Phi Theta Kappa as well as participating in my projects at the Gender Equity Center. Volunteer work includes:
Eugene Advisory Council, Kaiser
Kaiser Patient Partner
Rainy Day Food Pantry, Lane Community College
Jordan Coen is a member of the Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Phi Theta Kappa, and the Student Activity Fee Committee. They hold leadership positions as a PTK Ambassador and Social Media Coordinator for the GSA. Volunteer work includes CERCO and interning for a kindergarten class. Jordan is also a published author.
Isaiah Contreras is a member of the Lane Honors Program and Phi Theta Kappa. Isaiah’s volunteer work includes organizing donations for victims of the Holiday Farm Fire in Oregon in the fall of 2021.
Autumn Travertini is a member of the Lane Honors Program and Phi Theta Kappa.
Please join us in the Phi Theta Kappa voice channel on Discord for our two chapter meetings and in the Honors Program voice channel on Discord for two workshops this term! If you haven’t joined Discord, contact Ce at RosenowC@lanecc.edu for the link.
Tuesday, October 19, 4:00-5:00
Tuesday, November 16, 4:00-5:00
Creating an Academic Resume & Presenting at Conferences, Tuesday, October 26, 4:00-5:00
Publishing Your Work, Tuesday, November 30, 4:00-5:00
We have three wonderful new officers who will lead our chapter this year: Matt Wakefield, President; Annie Sweet, Vice President of Service; Noni Lundy, Public Relations Officer. Each of them brings excellent skills and a commitment to serving our chapter membership. With their help, we will have an excellent year!
Thank you to all three leaders for their contributions to our Sigma Zeta Chapter!
We are so proud of this year’s members of the All Oregon Academic Team: Deepti Gautam (Engineering), Nora Jackson (Dental Hygiene), and Shawna Staff (Computer Programming). All three students are members of the Lane Honors Program and Phi Theta Kappa.
A special shout out goes to Nora Jackson for being selected as one of the featured speakers! Even though the awards ceremony has been cancelled because of COVID-19, Nora’s speech will be recorded and available to view.
Consider running for office! We’ll hold elections early in Spring Term for next year’s officers. Holding office is a great experience that builds leadership skills and provides a good line for your resume. It’s also a fun chance to work with other students in our Sigma Zeta Chapter.
You may run for as many offices as you like, but if you are elected to more than one, you will have to choose only one office to hold.
Send Ce Rosenow (RosenowC@lanecc.edu) the office or offices for which you are running along with a single paragraph per office explaining why you want to hold that office and what skills you will bring to the job.
Consider sharing your work from a previous or current class at these two events! They are open to a wide variety of projects and presentation types.
The University of Oregon Undergraduate Research Symposium takes place May 27. You can be on a panel, read a paper, show an academic poster, share creative work including performances, or share a five-minute data story where you just explain a project you are working on that isn’t finished. Register by 5:00 pm April 12 here: https://undergradsymposium.uoregon.edu/symposium-abstract-submission. You just need to confirm you’ll participate, give the title of your work, and select the type of work you’ll be presenting. The event will be virtual and is free.
Each spring, PTK chapters hold an induction ceremony for their new members. With the pandemic, these ceremonies couldn’t happen. Thankfully, PTK Headquarters has created a virtual induction ceremony for everyone who joined in 2020!
Registration Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2020
Induction Ceremony: December 10, 2020; 6:00 pm Pacific Standard Time