UACCM PTK Receives Conference Honors and Inducts New Members

The Beta Eta Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa has been busy representing UACCM at the national level and inducting new members into their organization.

At Catalyst, the national Phi Theta Kappa conference, Cody Porter and April Brown attended along with advisors Mat Herrman and Lori Goodnight. The chapter received three honors at the regional meeting, two relating to the Honors in Action research project, and one recognizing the chapter with 5-star designation. Mat Herrman, speech instructor and PTK advisor, also received the region’s Most Distinguished Chapter Advisor award as well as Continued Excellence in Chapter Advising.

“Attending Catalyst this year gave us the amazing opportunity to grow as leaders and members of Phi Theta Kappa,” said Cody Porter, PTK member. “From attending the education forum sessions to cheering on our award-winning peers, it is a feeling and opportunity matched by no other.”

PTK members April Brown and Cody Porter show off the chapter awards earned at the regional meeting.

UACCM speech instructor and PTK advisor Mat Herrman poses with his awards from the national conference.

After returning from Catalyst, PTK held their yearly induction ceremony to welcome new members to the chapter. During the ceremony, new members receive a Phi Theta Kappa candle and a white rose, both symbols of membership in the organization.


Advisor Mat Herrman and PTK member Cody Porter at induction ceremony

PTK induction ceremony

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