Awards for Chapter Members

  • 2017 All-Michigan Academic Team : Grace Biddinger
  • 2017 All-Michigan Academic Team : Loren Hall
  • 2017 Jackson College PTK Leadership Award: Olivia Gilbert
  • 2017 Jackson College PTK Leadership Award: Nicole Cossum-Ready
  • 2016 Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Finalist : Nicole Cossum-Ready
  • 2016 All-Michigan Academic Team : Todd Roberts
  • 2016 All-Michigan Academic Team : Nicole Cossum-Ready
  • 2015-2016 Michigan Regional President : Shane Stevens
  • 2015 All-Michigan Academic Team : Shane Stevens
  • 2013 All-Michigan Academic Team: Steven Wood, Carrie Timmerman
  • 2012 All-Michigan Academic Team: Christina Peltier
  • 2011 All-Michigan Academic Team: Candice Graham, Robert Lombrano
  • 2010 All-Michigan Academic Team: Mara Wierzbicki
  • 2009 All-Michigan Academic Team : Daniel Hovater, Kim Stairs
  • 2008 Outstanding Phi Theta Kappa Officers: Monica Rasmussen, Michael Caligiuri
  • 2008 Coca-Cola Scholar: Amanda Thiel
  • 2008 All-Michigan Academic Team : Michael Caligiuri, John Parker, Patricia Hartmann
  • 2007 New Century Scholar for Michigan: P. Kelley Emerson
  • 2007 All-Michigan Academic Team : P. Kelley Emerson, Emily Wunsch
  • 2007 All-USA Academic Team  – 1st Team: P. Kelley Emerson

2017 Phi Theta Kappa Awards

  • Alpha Rho Lambda named 5-Star Chapter
  • Top 100 Chapters
  • Distinguished College Project Award
  • Alumni Award of Appreciation – Karen Marler
  • Michigan Region Continued Excellence Advisor – Martha Petry
  • Michigan Region Distinguished Chapter Officer – Nicole Cossum-Ready
  • Michigan Region First Runner Up Distinguished Chapter

2016 Phi Theta Kappa Awards

  • Alpha Rho Lambda named 5-Star Chapter
  • Top 100 Chapters
  • The Distinguished College Project Award — The Institutional Launch of CollegeFish
  • Distinguished Region Award
  • Distinguished College Administrator Award — Charlotte Finnegan
  • Alumni Award of Appreciation — Robert Lombrana

2015 Phi Theta Kappa Awards

  • Alpha Rho Lambda named 5-Star Chapter
  • Top 100 Chapters
  • Distinguished Honors in Action Theme and Project Award
  • Distinguished College Project Award
  • Distinguished Advisor Award—Martha Petry
  • Distinguished Chapter Officer Team
  • Distinguished Region Award

2014 Phi Theta Kappa Awards

  • Alpha Rho Lambda named 5-Star Chapter
  • Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction presented to Jackson College President Dr. Daniel J. Phelan
  • Distinguished Region Award

2013 Phi Theta Kappa Awards

  • Alpha Rho Lambda named 5-Star Chapter
  • The Distinguished College Project Award — Culture of Competition, Lessening the Fear: Helping Students Register Online and Acclimate to our Community College Culture
  • 2013 Paragon Award for Distinguished New Advisor: Martha Petry
  • Distinguished Region Award

2012 Phi Theta Kappa Awards

  • Alpha Rho Lambda named 4-Star Chapter
  • Top 100 Chapters
  • The Distinguished Honors in Action Theme Award – Theme 3: #1 in The Individual & the Community;
  • The Democratization of Information:Power, Peril, and Promise.
  • Distinguished Honors in Action Project Award
  • Distinguished Region Award

Award Descriptions

Distinguished Honors in Action Theme Award
Honors in Action recognizes chapters whose Honors in Action project award entries scored highest in each of the themes related to the Honors Study Topic.

Distinguished Honors in Action Project Award
The Honors in Action Project Award recognizes the top chapters whose Honors in Action Project entries demonstrated excellence in academic research into the Honors Study Topic, leadership roles and leadership development activities, service learning and collaboration.

Distinguished College Project Award
The purpose of the College Project is to establish a supportive relationship between the chapter and the college administration. College Projects are agreed upon by the chapter officer team and a college administrator.

Distinguished Region Award
The Distinguished Region Awards recognize achievements of regions in areas of programming and organizational structure. Criteria include quality of regional programming, especially demonstrated leadership and/or Honors in Action programming at regional meetings; overall strength of chapters in the region,; membership growth; and the quantity and quality of chapter participation in such programming as the Five Star Chapter Development Plan and Hallmark Awards.

Paragon Award for New Advisors
New advisors are recognized for significant contributions to the growth of individual members, service as the chapter’s advocate on campus and encouraging the chapter to be involved on the local, regional and/or international levels of PhiTheta Kappa. Advisors are nominated by chapter members.

Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction
College presidents are selected for this award on the basis of outstanding efforts given toward promoting the goals of Phi Theta Kappa.