Pictured: Back row: Jordan Chapin. Seated (from left): Victor Diaz, Michelle Calderon, Monserrat Rivero-Sanchez, Fatima Fuentes, and Cade Bennett.
Alpha Mu Chi, Northeast Texas Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, recently attended the Texas Regional Convention in Irving. In addition to maintaining their five-star status as a chapter, Alpha Mu Chi successfully campaigned for the District III Texas Regional Vice-President position.
The chapter won first place for their virtual yearbook, using the theme of a children’s book. Judges consistently commented on the creativity and uniqueness of the yearbook. Chapter officers Victor Diaz and Fatima Fuentes were recognized at the state level for their outstanding work. The chapter was also recognized for their Honors in Action project about the power and importance of dance. Chapters campaigning for regional office put on a skit, as well as staffing a campaign booth and giving a campaign speech. The chapter’s skit showed off the attending members dance and color guard skills. Chapter Advisor Dr. Matthew Lampert was recognized with the Horizon Award for his leadership.
Monserrat Rivero-Sanchez is the incoming District III Vice-President. She will be helping to run the Texas Regional meeting at the upcoming Phi Theta Kappa Annual International Convention in Columbus, Ohio, April 20 – 22.
Monserrat noted that “TRC was my first PTK convention, and all I have to say is what an amazing experience!!! Everything was full of funny memories that no one will take away from us. I am blessed to have such supportive friends who help me anytime I ask them for help! Thanks to them, I am now the District III Vice-President and the Chapter President! The best is yet to come!”
Jordan Chapin, who serves as the outgoing Texas Regional President for Phi Theta Kappa said “TRC was an amazing experience! Standing on stage to give my last speech to the Texas region felt surreal. I’m so happy for all of the support I’ve received throughout my term and can’t wait to make more memories!”
As outgoing and incoming regional officers, Jordan and Monserrat will participate in the opening ceremonies at the Catalyst International Convention, walking the stage before thousands of attendees.
Founded in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is a selective, international honor society that recognizes academic achievement of two-year college students and provides opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders.