PTK Regional Awards


[Poteau, OK, April 12, 2024] – Phi Theta Kappa at Carl Albert State College proudly announces its remarkable success at the recent Oklahoma/Arkansas Regional Convention, where it secured an impressive array of accolades. The convention, a platform for recognizing excellence and innovation in academia and community service, saw Phi Theta Kappa rise to the top, clinching six Chapter awards and an individual honor.

The awards garnered by Phi Theta Kappa are a testament to the dedication and hard work of its members. Among the achievements are the prestigious Top Five Honors in Action Certificate of Distinction, the Top Five College Project Certificate of Merit, and the Five-Star Chapter award, highlighting Phi Theta Kappa’s commitment to academic excellence and community engagement.

Furthermore, Phi Theta Kappa received the coveted Oklahoma/Arkansas Distinguished Chapter trophy, in addition to the Theme 3 Honors in Action Award of Distinction trophy, solidifying its position as a leader in regional academic circles.

Brandi Woods, whose outstanding leadership has been instrumental in Phi Theta Kappa’s success, was honored with the Distinguished Officer Certificate of Merit. This individual recognition underscores her exceptional contributions to the organization and the community.

Of particular note is Phi Theta Kappa’s qualification for the international competition for the Theme 3 Honors in Action Project, following its triumph at the regional level. This achievement not only highlights Phi Theta Kappa’s prowess but also sets the stage for further recognition on a global scale.

In addition to these accolades, Brandi Woods will be celebrated at the upcoming Catalyst, Phi Theta Kappa’s international conference, in April. She will be recognized for her remarkable achievement as a Coca-Cola Foundation Gold Scholar Awardee, receiving a $1500 scholarship toward her transfer institution of choice. This honor, bestowed by PTK and the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges (OACC), underscores Brandi’s academic excellence and commitment to excellence.

Moreover, Phi Theta Kappa takes pride in the recognition of its members, with Brandi Woods, Brady Allen, and Brandy Wilson being honored as part of the All-Oklahoma Academic Team by PTK and OACC. Brandi Woods will receive special acknowledgment for her Gold Scholar Award during the ceremony, further highlighting her exceptional academic achievements and leadership.

“The achievements of Phi Theta Kappa at the Oklahoma/Arkansas Regional Convention exemplify its commitment to academic excellence, community service, and leadership development,” said President Jay Falkner.  “As Phi Theta Kappa continues to thrive, it remains dedicated to its mission of empowering individuals to achieve their highest potential and make a positive impact on society.”


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