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LTC's Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Honored

The Lincoln Trail College Phi Theta Kappa chapter earned several awards at the 2015 Illinois Region Banquet.

LTC’s Alpha Iota Epsilon Chapter earned recognition as a Five-Star Chapter. To achieve five-star status, LTC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter had to complete numerous tasks including a college project. The work included things like research, writing and recruiting. They also worked on leadership development and used social media to promote chapter activities. The students created a project to promote community college completion and served as the co-host of the Illinois Region Banquet.

This is the first time LTC has earned five-star chapter status. LTC advanced from two-star status to five-star status.

“Our Phi Theta Kappa students worked very hard to get five-star status,” said co-advisor Kim Stevens. “This was a long process and involved a lot of work, but our students rose up to the challenge.”

Lincoln Trail College earned a regional award for its college project. The chapter promoted community college completion in Crawford County by asking businesses to display banners on community college completion. LTC faculty and staff also wore Community College Completion Corps in Crawford County buttons during 4C’s Week.

LTC also earned the Outstanding Chapter Officer Team award at the Regional Banquet.Lisa Maple earned the Outstanding Advisor Award.

It’s the second time LTC has earned the Outstanding College Project and Outstanding Chapter Officer Team awards.

“No one cares what you know until they know you care,” said Maple. “We show everyday how much we care about our students at Lincoln Trail College and that shows. It’s why we’re number one in Illinois in student success. We’re also very fortunate to have such great support from local businesses and the LTC Foundation.”

“I’m very honored with what our Phi Theta Kappa chapter has achieved,” said LTC President Kathryn Harris. “The students have worked very hard and that work has paid off in a big way. I’m incredibly proud of them.”

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