Beta Sigma Pi Chapter Earns Five Star Status

Published: January 22, 2021

Congratulations to College of Western Idaho's Beta Sigma Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa for achieving 5-Star Status for the third year running, the highest rank for chapters nationwide. 

The team, led by officers Jody Ayers, Rebecca Shelman, and Yaquelin Romero, spent the last year participating in regional and national PTK events, promoting local activities, and developing their leadership skills. 

The two hallmarks of this achievement are the College Project and the Honors in Action Project, both of which were completed despite having to meet, plan, and execute the projects over zoom. The College Project included a slideshow with a summary of minority experiences in Idaho and included a survey about understanding these experiences. The data informed their Honors in Action Project, which is a badge program about learning and practicing strategies of empathy. Both of these projects provided useful information to help empower students.

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