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LTC Phi Theta Kappa Earns Award

Lincoln Trail College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa earned an Illinois Regional Award for its Honors in Action Project.

During the 2015-16 academic year, Phi Theta Kappa students did in-depth research on pollinators and found bees to be the most important pollinator. Their research also found that the habitat for bees is in danger.

Phi Theta Kappa students worked with LTC Horticulture instructor Pamela Meier to plant thousands of seeds to produce plants that will nourish bees and other pollinators.

The Lincoln Trail College Foundation gave Phi Theta Kappa permission to plant a small meadow to attract the pollinators and Marathon bought the seeds and soil for the plants. The Phi Theta Kappa students will plant the meadow later this summer.

Drew Halter, Olivia Bender, Jay Akins, Heather Waller, Ashlie Chaisson, Becca Nethery, and Jena Allen were the students the led the project.

Phi Theta Kappa’s Honors in Action Projects are designed to let students develop and demonstrate skills that will help them not only n academics, but also in their careers and life. The projects combine academic research with action that is designed to make a lasting impact and contribute to the betterment of society.

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