The Beta Zeta Kappa (BZK) Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) at Ivy Tech Community College Warsaw was recently recognized with several awards for positively impacting campus life in the 2023-24 school year at the Indiana Phi Theta Kappa Regional Conference in Indianapolis.

“To say that I am proud of our chapter is an understatement,” says current BZK President John Spangle. “Being a part of the Beta Zeta Kappa Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa has been a very fun and enjoyable experience for me. I'm very thankful for it. I look forward to seeing it grow and prosper even more.”

From their hard work, they were awarded the following:

  • Four Star Chapter Status
  • College Project Award, Second Runner-Up
  • Distinguished Chapter Officer Award, Third Runner-Up awarded to John Spangle

Each year, PTK encourages colleges to complete a College Project and an Honors in Action project. On April 15, Warsaw’s chapter completed their College Project in collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana. Challenged by Chancellor Dr. Kim Barnett-Johnson to put the “community” back into community college, they hosted an Uno Tournament open to everyone with 37 people in attendance.

“I am so very proud of the accomplishments of our chapter,” says BZK Advisor Lori Roe. “We have dedicated Phi Theta Kappa students who make Ivy Tech Warsaw a wonderful place to be. Our chapter continues to grow and achieve, helping to create responsible, engaged community leaders of tomorrow.”

Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa has a presence on almost 1,300 community college campuses in 11 nations. The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges in 1929. More than 3.8 million students have been inducted since 1918, with approximately 250,000 active members in the nation’s community colleges, making Phi Theta Kappa a true catalyst among members and colleges. (FAQs - Phi Theta Kappa)

Our chapter continues to grow and achieve, helping to create responsible, engaged community leaders of tomorrow.

– Lori Roe | Warsaw Phi Theta Kappa Advisor

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.