The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus’ Phi Theta Kappa chapter, an international honors society, was elevated to four-star status. The chapter will be recognized at the Spring Regional Convention and at Phi Theta Kappa’s Annual Convention, PTK Catalyst. In order to elevate the chapter from three to four star status, officers wrote an Honors in Action Report about the opioid crisis and how it impacts Manitowoc County. This report was submitted for a Hallmark Award, a requirement to achieve four star status.
“I am incredibly proud of this year’s Phi Theta Kappa officers,” said advisor, Manitowoc Campus Prof. Amy Kabrhel. “They are an eager and ambitious group of students who worked hard to research an important issue in our community. They interviewed local community members and police officers as well as read publications on the local, regional, and national impact of the opioid crisis. Their work is timely, important, and relevant. It has been my joy to serve as their faculty advisor.”
This initiative became the driving force behind the chapter’s elevation to a Four Star Chapter. The officers for Fall 2019 included co-presidents Stevie VanderBloomen and Makenna Pucker, secretary Evelyn Tapia-Campuzano, treasurer Sara Soukup, and public relations director Rosalindae Siegfried. Prof. Amy Kabrhel (Chemistry) is the faculty advisor.
In the photo: Left to right, Prof. Kabrhel, Siegfried, Pucker, VanderBloomen and Tapia-Campuzano. Missing, Sara Soukup.