The Indiana Region of Phi Theta Kappa held their annual Hallmark Awards Ceremony virtually on March 17, where campuses, students, and advisors were recognized for the work they completed during the academic year. Students write up award nominations describing the service and activity they engaged in with their campuses and communities. Scoring is completed by a panel of reviewers at Phi Theta Kappa headquarters in Jackson, Mississippi, and this year, the Alpha Rho Sigma chapter at Ivy Tech Bloomington won multiple awards. Here are the highlights:

  • Chapter Member: Most Distinguished – Carrie Biddle
  • Chapter Officer: First Runner Up – Kevin Oliver
  • Chapter Officer Team: Most Distinguished – Jordyn Clark, Alexandra Jones, Sainquta Jones, Ian May, Kevin Oliver, Neil Ramey, Lily Schunn, & Amanda Stravers
  • Susan Jackson Award – Lily Schunn
  • Distinguished Advisor – Dr. Samantha Levy-Arnold
  • College Project: First Runner Up (partnering with Student Life to help facilitate New Student Orientation & creating a peer-to-peer mentoring program)
  • Honors in Action: Most Distinguished (partnering with the biology department to help with their outdoor learning lab / invasive species removal)

Lastly, for the second year in a row, Ivy Tech Bloomington’s PTK was named Indiana’s Most Distinguished Chapter, for scoring the highest in the state in combined college and honors in action projects.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.