Butte College’s Phi Theta Kappa Chapter -- the international honor society for two year colleges-was recently honored with regional and international awards.
At the Phi Theta Kappa Nevada/California Regional Convention held in Foster City, Butte College's Phi Theta Kappa Chapter received the Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Award, First Place in Honors in Action Award, Language and Communication, and the Travel and Participation Awards.
Chapter Vice President of Scholarship Zerimar Ramirez received the Distinguished Chapter Officer Award and Chapter Vice President of Fellowship Justin Margolis, a social and behavioral studies major, was elected the Northeast District Vice President.
“I am very proud of our students who have worked hard as chapter officers and members to make a difference on campus and in the community. They are to be commended for their hard work and dedication to their education and community. I can’t congratulate them enough,” said Jo Anna Birdsall, Butte College Director, Career Development & Employment Services and Phi Theta Kappa Advisor.
In April, at the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in Seattle, attended by 3,500 Phi theta Kappa members from around the world, the Butte College chapter was once again honored with the Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Award and Ramirez was also the recipient of the Distinguished Chapter Officer Award
“We are so proud of the accomplishments of our Phi Theta Kappa team. Their recognition as the Distinguished Officer Team and Zerimar Ramirez’s recognition as Distinguished Chapter Officer is well-deserved,” said Birdsall.
Retiring Butte College President Dr. Diana Van Der Ploeg was also honored with the Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award during the international convention. This award is presented to retiring college administrators for their exemplary dedication to Phi Theta Kappa on their campuses and regionally.