Enterprise State Community College’s opportunity to host the regional Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society conference for the first time in 15 years was met with success for the nearly 200 students and advisors from around Alabama who attended.
Students experienced several educational and informational sessions to enhance their community college experiences and prepare them for the future, including information on resumes, social media etiquette, interviews, retirement planning, financial planning, and transfer scholarships. Many of the students stayed in hotels within Enterprise, providing an economic boost for the city.
Other events at the conference included PTK’s Hallmark Awards Presentations. ESCC’s Tau Mu chapter earned the 5-star ranking, which is the highest ranking a chapter can receive in PTK. Cheyanna Huston-McCrea, Haley Rose McInnis, and Kyle Smith, all from Enterprise, earned a 5-star Competitive Edge Award. The chapter also won our first ever Honors in Action theme award for our collaborative Christmas concert with the Fine Arts division. The chapter officer team won an officer team award. The team includes Cheyanna Huston-McCrea, Haley Rose McInnis, Kyle Smith, Debbie Devasure, Brannon Brown, all from Enterprise, and Deja Craig of Malvern, AL. Lastly, ESCC’s PTK chapter advisor and Math Instructor, Kristi Peters, won the distinguished chapter advisor award.
ESCC’s PTK even provided true southern hospitality by providing tours through downtown Enterprise and a history of the city and its Boll Weevil.
PTK’s advisor, ESCC Math instructor Kristi Peters, praised the conference opportunity and the participants in the regional event.
“As a Phi Theta Kappa member from ESCC and the Tau Mu chapter president 95-96 this brings me full circle,” she said.
“One of the most exciting factors was our former officers returning to help. We had six former officers here. I’m honored to have an international officer for Phi Theta Kappa at our convention as well. She is from Colorado and traveled in for the weekend.”
Photo Cutline: Enterprise State Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Tau Mu chapter.