13 April Phi Theta Kappa Announces 2017 Regional Award Winners Tweet April 13, 2017 Press Room Hallmark Awards, Regions 0 Phi Theta Kappa regional award winners were honored during PTK Catalyst 2017, the annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee, April 6-8. Awards were presented and recipients received recognition during the Parade of Flags Ceremony in the Opening General Session, sponsored by GEICO. Phi Theta Kappa is made up of a total of 29 regions. Regional Coordinators serve as the leader of the region and as the liaison between Phi Theta Kappa Headquarters and the chapters in their region. Phi Theta Kappa’s 2017 regional award winners are: Regional Coordinator Distinguished Service Award A retiring Regional Coordinator who has served less than five years and has demonstrated exemplary leadership and service may be recognized with the Regional Coordinator Distinguished Service Award. Dr. James Brumbaugh Virginia/West Virginia Regional Coordinator Dr. Alexander D'Erizans New York Regional Coordinator Regional Milestone Awards The Regional Milestone Award recognizes a significant accomplishment and/or renewed enthusiasm among existing regions and superior achievements of newly organized regions. Illinois Region Susan LaMore, Regional Coordinator Iowa Region Sima Dabir, Regional Coordinator Nevada/California Region Charles Klein, Regional Coordinator Distinguished Region Awards The Distinguished Region Awards recognize achievements of regions in areas of programming and organizational structure. Criteria include quality of regional programming, especially demonstrated leadership and/or Honors in Action programming at regional meetings; overall strength of chapters in the region; membership growth; and the quantity and quality of chapter participation in such programming as the Five Star Chapter Plan and Hallmark Awards. Alabama Region Nora Lee, Regional Coordinator New England Region Michelle Coach, Regional Coordinator Tennessee Region Gregg Garrison, Regional Coordinator Wisconsin Region Linda Duffy, Regional Coordinator Continued Excellence Awards for Regions A region that has received the Distinguished Region Award for three consecutive years and has continued to maintain a superior level of programming and structure may be recognized as a Continued Excellence Region. Middle States Region Patricia Van Atter, Regional Coordinator Mississippi/Louisiana Region Dr. Ryan Ruckel, Regional Coordinator Texas Region Debbra Esparza, Regional Coordinator Distinguished Regional Coordinator Awards The Distinguished Regional Coordinator Awards are selected by the Society’s executive staff. Selection is based on coordinators’: (1) encouragement, fellowship and continuity provided to chapters within the region; (2) assistance provided in planning and implementing regional meetings; (3) facilitation of attendance at international meetings by chapters in their region; (4) orientation, motivation and direction provided to chapter advisors and regional officers. Each recipient must have served the Society as a coordinator for a minimum of five years. Sima Dabir Iowa Regional Coordinator Linda Duffy Wisconsin Regional Coordinator Tammy Fuentez Kansas/Nebraska Regional Coordinator Comments are closed.