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Regional Projects

REGIONAL PROJECTS 2019

 

For those chapters who wish to complete additional projects beyond those recognized at the International level (HIA & College Project) and compete for the region's Most Distinguished Chapter award, the following five projects are offered:

2019 Nevada California Region Projects are supervised by the 2019-20 Regional Board:

 

President: Thanh Nguyen

Northwest District Vice President: Sophie Huang

Northeast District Vice President: Sabrina Edward

Southwest District Vice President: Jill Schragen

Webmaster Vice President: Geoffrey Alejo

Communications Vice President: Vacant

Southeast District Vice President: Vacant

Nevada District Vice President: Vacant


Chapters United: A Fresh Perspective

This project promotes cooperation, friendship, and work ethic of the Nevada/California chapters. The objective of this project is to reach out and actively work with other chapters in the region, therefore sharing a wealth of information and strengthening communication within our Phi Theta Kappa community.


Founders Day: Honoring the Founding of Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa observes its birthday on Founders Day which is November 19. Phi Theta Kappa was founded in 1918 by presidents of two-year colleges in Missouri. The founders were seeking to recognize scholastic achievement by their students, and to establish a common purpose and standard for honors organizations on their respective campuses.


Environmental Outreach

Anthropogenic activities have led to a number of issues in the ecosystems that we live in. The complex networks of species that live in a biological diverse world depend on one another to remain sustainable. Key indicators to a healthy ecosystem include water cleanliness, the regulations of our climate, and the preservation of raw materials by means of recycling. There has been an acceleration in the loss of biodiversity at alarming rates worldwide. Being future leaders of tomorrow involves cognizant awareness of the responsibilities that must be taken in order to protect the environment.


Mentorship Project

What encompasses the aspect of Phi Theta Kappa more than mentoring fellow students? The region would like to recognize chapters that take their knowledge and share it with fellow chapters. The goal of this project is for chapters higher on the Five Star Chapter Plan to mentor other chapters on improving their position in the Five Star Chapter Plan while maintaining or increasing their own chapter’s level. For example, a Five Star chapter may mentor a chapter that is level 1, 2, 3, or 4; a Four Star chapter may mentor a chapter that is level 1, 2, or 3; and so on.


Community Project

We know Phi Theta Kappans like to get involved and help within their communities. The region would like to recognize the service that our members do to enrich their college and community. In the spirit of community service, we have provided multiple options for your chapters to choose from so you can cater to your community.

  • Send documentation to: Thanh Nguyen

    thanhnguye2@my.smccd.edu


Financial Literacy: Education in a Financial Context

Many students attend college without having the full knowledge of what it takes to pay for college, nor how to maneuver through the financial aid application process, nor understanding the long-term financial cost of borrowing money. The objective of this project is for a chapter to host one or more financial education forums for students, most desirably in conjunction with the college’s Financial Aid Office; help students find the resources to pay for their education; explain the cost of borrowing money.

  • Send documentation to: Thanh Nguyen

    thanhnguye2@my.smccd.edu


Career/Professionalism Readiness

We know Phi Theta Kappans study hard and work toward a successful career after pursuing higher education. The region wants to recognize the activities/events that our members do to help enhance their college students’ knowledge and skills to get ready for the workforce.

  • Send documentation to: Thanh Nguyen

    thanhnguye2@my.smccd.edu