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Alpha Mu Tau Takes Home Top Honors

Alpha Mu Tau Takes Home Top Honors

The Alpha Mu Tau chapter of Phi Theta Kappa earned a number of prestigious awards at the recent International Conference in Seattle. The Alpha Mu Tau officers (from left) are Taylor Alexander, Jessica Sanders, Shay Templeton, sponsor and professor Frank Mayhew, Katie Ye, Haley Warzecha, Naziya Rehman, Mito Are and Sonya Suttles.

May 10, 2011 – Collin College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa – Alpha Mu Tau – brought home a number of awards from the International Conference in Seattle April 6-10.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges.

Greg Shimko was named one of the 25 International Distinguished Members.

As a chapter, Alpha Mu Tau was named one of the top 30 Distinguished College Projects, one of the top 50 Distinguished Chapters, and they received one of 30 Honors-In-Action awards.

Finally, Alpha Mu Tau was named one of the world’s top 10 Distinguished Chapters.

“This has been a rewarding year for Phi Theta Kappa, and although we’ve enjoyed receiving much recognition for our accomplishments, the most fulfilling aspect of our involvement in this organization has been our own personal growth,” said Katie Ye, president of Alpha Mu Tau. “We were able to serve our community and college while becoming better leaders and citizens in the process. I strongly encourage my fellow students to be involved at Collin College because you never know what opportunities lie ahead.”

More than 1,200 students and 400 chapters were represented at the conference.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,250 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions.

“In all of my years of working with students, I have never been associated with a more involved group of young adults,” said Frank Mayhew, professor of history and sponsor of Alpha Mu Tau. “I have been extremely proud of their dedication to the principles of Phi Theta Kappa and Collin College.”

Membership to Phi Theta Kappa is based primarily upon academic achievement. The organization offers a myriad of opportunities for scholarships, intellectual enrichment and personal development through programs based on the Society's Hallmarks.

Collin College serves more than 51,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.