Polling Hours

Opens
Wednesday, April 5, 2:00 pm

Closes
Friday, April 7, 10:00 pm

 

Voter Registration Booth Hours

Wednesday, April 5
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Thursday, April 6
8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Friday, April 7
8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, April 8
9:30 am – 11:00 am

 

Online Voting

All advisors attending PTK CATALYST may cast a vote in the election for ACA Secretary.

When polling opens on Wednesday, April 5, each advisor will receive an email from ptkvote@ptk.org containing a link to online voting. The email will be sent to your email address on file at Headquarters.

Advisors without email access may use one of the computers at the Voter Registration Booth near PTK CATALYST Registration to access email and cast their votes.


2017 Candidates

Michelle Gietl | Myriam Moody

Candidates were asked to share information about their Phi Theta Kappa experiences by responding to the following questions. Each answer may be up to 75 words in length. Responses appear here just as they were submitted on each candidate's application.



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Michelle Gietl

Alpha Sigma Xi Chapter
Columbia Gorge Community College – The Dalles
Oregon

 

How long have you have you served as a chapter advisor?
I have been the Alpha Sigma Xi chapter advisor since September 2011.

 

What is your position at your college?
I am the Student Life Advisor at Columbia Gorge Community College. I oversee and coordinate all student leadership, programs, clubs and organizations on our two campuses.

 

What do you consider to be your most important leadership role in Phi Theta Kappa?
I currently serve as an associate regional coordinator and chapter advisor, both are challenging and rewarding but my most important leadership role in Phi Theta Kappa was serving as the Chapter President of the Alpha Sigma Xi chapter, my first leadership position. During my two years of service, my team and I increased our membership numbers, gained recognition from our college administration and achieved 5-star status after many years of not reaching that goal.

 

Describe your most significant contribution to Phi Theta Kappa.
After 7 years of involvement from student leadership, chapter leadership and regional leadership, it is difficult to choose one most significant contribution. Providing opportunities for students to be part of something bigger than themselves is my most significant contribution. In our small town, we sometimes forget the vastness of the world around us. Student involvement in Phi Theta Kappa gives them an opportunity to experience so much outside of what they perceive as normal.

 

Describe your most recent participation in an International Phi Theta Kappa event.
Words can’t accurately express or describe the experience of attending an annual convention. I enjoy watching my students, especially those experiencing convention for the first time. It is as though they are little kids again. It warms my heart when they get so excited about the endless possibilities for their future. The opportunity to spend time with my chapter officers and members at general sessions, the marketplace and more, make the sleepless nights worth it.

 

Why do you wish to serve as Association of Chapter Advisors Secretary/Division IV Representative?
First, I am honored to be nominated by my fellow chapter advisors. I wish to serve as the ACA Secretary/Division IV Representative to provide a voice for chapter advisors in division IV, collaborate with each other and work with headquarters to solve any issues that may arise. I also look forward to creating connections with more chapter advisors in the division and bringing the regions together.

 


 

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Myriam Moody

Alpha Pi Epsilon Chapter
Southwestern College – Chula Vista
California

 

How long have you have you served as a chapter advisor?
Since Spring 2010.

 

What is your position at your college?
Professor of Mathematics.

 

What do you consider to be your most important leadership role in Phi Theta Kappa?
Being an advisor/mentor.

 

Describe your most significant contribution to Phi Theta Kappa.
This is a challenging question to answer since there are a couple of contributions that I consider significant. The first is being the advisor to the Alpha Pi Epsilon Chapter at Southwestern College. They are an amazing group of people who are committed to their academic goals, their future, and our chapter by helping them move forward in a variety of ways. I am determined to help them achieve the chapter goals in any way that I can as well as their personal goals, This is very important to me. The second contribution is the one I have made to the NV/CA Region by serving on the Regional Board. I assist in planning the Spring and Fall Conventions as well as taking care of the registration for these conferences. I have met many wonderful advisors and members by serving in this capacity.

 

Describe your most recent participation in an International Phi Theta Kappa event.
My most recent participation at the International Conference is conducting 2 educational forums, one is fundraising and the other entitled Leadership through Professionalism. The latter is an education forum that my regional co-advisor Cathy Gillis and I put together since we saw a need for our region. We submitted it last year and quite a few people attended the forum with some very good questions. I am conducting these two forums again at PTK Catalyst 2017.

 

Why do you wish to serve as Association of Chapter Advisors Secretary/Division IV Representative?
I have had the opportunity to become an advisor to a wonderful chapter, serve my region as a regional advisor, and would like to now assist my division by being their voice.