LFCC’s PTK Chapters Receive Regional Awards and Hold Spring 2008 Induction Ceremonies

For Immediate Release:
April 30, 2008

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College’s (LFCC) chapters of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society of two-year colleges, recently received multiple awards at the 29th annual convention of PTK’s Virginia Region. Of special significance, the Alpha Psi Iota Chapter from the Fauquier Campus was recognized as the most outstanding chapter in the region. This is the highest regional award granted by PTK, and it is presented to the chapter that excels in the areas of leadership, scholarship and service.

In addition, the Alpha Beta Omega Chapter from the Middletown Campus and the Alpha Psi Iota Chapter from the Fauquier Campus received the following awards at the convention:

Alpha Beta Omega Chapter – Middletown Campus

  • Distinguished Chapter
  • Five Star Chapter – highest award – based on a chapter’s year-long activities to promote PTK’s hallmarks of scholarship, leadership, fellowship and service
  • Leadership Hallmark/3rd Place – based on the implementation of activities in which the chapter assumes leadership roles on campus, in the community and within PTK
  • Scholarship Hallmark/2nd Place – based on the implementation of projects that address the current honors study topic, “Gold, Gods and Glory: The Global Dynamics of Power”
  • Service Hallmark/4th Place – based on the implementation of the current PTK International Service Program, “Operation Green: Improving our Communities”

Alpha Psi Iota Chapter – Fauquier Campus

  • College Project/1st Place – The Alpha Psi Iota Chapter’s College Project centered around the four cornerstones of Phi Theta Kappa’s International Service Program, which are education and awareness, recycling, beautification and clean communities. After meeting with the director of environmental services for Fauquier County, the chapter prepared an educational campaign to introduce and promote recycling on the Fauquier Campus. Currently, there are recycling containers in every classroom, the student center, employee lunch room, copy centers, the library and in all of the hallways. The chapter is recycling white paper, mixed paper, glass, metal and plastic in these containers. In every room where a recycling container is located, members have posted flyers promoting recycling. The county picks up the recycling several times a week at no cost to the College. The educational program continues, and in November, the chapter held a Green Awareness Day to update the campus community on the successes and importance of recycling.
  • Five Star Chapter – highest award – based on a chapter’s year-long activities to promote PTK’s hallmarks of scholarship, leadership, fellowship and service
  • Leadership Hallmark/5th Place – based on the implementation of activities in which the chapter assumes leadership roles on campus, in the community and within PTK
  • Scholarship Hallmark/3rd Place – based on the implementation of projects that address the current honors study topic, “Gold, Gods and Glory: The Global Dynamics of Power”
  • Service Hallmark/1st Place – based on the implementation of the current PTK International Service Program, “Operation Green: Improving our Communities”

Individual honors were also distributed as follows:
Alpha Beta Omega Chapter – Middletown Campus

  • Outstanding Chapter President/1st Place – Michael Richardson, a Stephens City resident – based on service to the chapter
  • Outstanding Chapter Officer/2nd Place – Rachel Herbaugh, a Berryville resident – based on service to the chapter
  • Outstanding Chapter Member/4th Place – Karen Kirk, a Winchester resident – based on service to the chapter
  • Outstanding Advisor – Brent Kendrick, professor of English at LFCC and Alpha Beta Omega co-advisor – based on service to PTK

Alpha Psi Iota Chapter – Fauquier Campus

  • Outstanding Chapter Member/1st Place – David Dutton, a Morrisville resident – based on service to the chapter
  • Outstanding Chapter President/2nd Place – Kelly Connors, a Stafford resident – based on service to the chapter
  • PTK Horizon Award for Outstanding Advisor – Nicole Martin, professor of history at LFCC and Alpha Psi Iota advisor, based on service to PTK

In addition, the Alpha Beta Omega Chapter was selected as the 2008-09 president of the Virginia Region of PTK, and the Alpha Psi Iota Chapter was selected as the 2008-09 vice president of the Virginia Region of PTK.

The success of LFCC’s two chapters of PTK is based on its membership. The following individuals were inducted into these active chapters this spring.
Alpha Beta Omega Chapter – Middletown Campus

Berryville
Holly DeMoss
Lindsay Vaughan

Bluemont
Mary Bowmaster
Christopher Tedrow

Boyce
Lisa Polen

Clearbrook
Jamie Rizzari

Flint Hill
Frances Monroe

Fort Valley
Jennifer Mantz

Front Royal
Magdalena Egger
Sarah Eshelman
Mary Hauris
Lauren McWhorter
Elizabeth Peachey

Gore
Logan Felty
Janet Shanholtzer

Hume
Anne Whitelaw

Luray
Gina Gregorich

Middletown
Cohen Adkins
Matthew Monk

Rileyville
Sharon Presgraves

Stephens City
Margarett Lilly
Michael Musto
Henry Myers Jr.
Kami Varner
Kristen Whitt

Stephenson
Kendra Braxton

Strasburg
Nicole Edmonds
Stephanie Gee
Emily LeBlanc
Haley Zimmerman

Wardensville, W.Va.
Barbara Plitt

Winchester
Jenny Altemose
Justin Baker
Lindsay Balys
Hyginus Bedtad
Le An Bui
April Dawe
Samantha Ganse
Alvaro Gomez
Smokey Huff
Jennifer Hulett
Michelle McClanahan
Amber Moreland
Phuong Nguyen
Heather Ogden
Nicholas Omps
Lisa Sass
Leslie Smokowicz
Jo Tolley

Woodstock
Samantha Strong

Alpha Psi Iota Chapter – Fauquier Campus

Amissville
Joshua Alexander
Sarah Bales
Caitlin Murphy

Aroda
Stephen Sides

Bealeton
Robyn Beier
Christopher Beier
Anita Bennett
Genell Craig
Julie Gibson

Calverton
Cindy Welch

Catlett
Elaine Heddings

Culpeper
Courtney Brown
Jessica DeBolt
Carlo Solano

Fairfax Station
Teresa Ford

Marshall
Marla Clarke

Midland
Jessica Adams
Jeffrey Darling

Remington
David Hall
Jennifer Owens

Viewtown
Nicholas Royston

Warrenton
Megan Bass
Spyridon Chakalos
Daniel Fortunato
Natalie Litwinowicz
Emily McVearry
Joie Newman
Subha Suresh

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

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