Congratulations to the Quad-Cities Campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society for winning two international awards!
At the society’s 2022 annual convention, the Black Hawk College Eta Kappa chapter was named one of the top 100 chapters out of more than 1,000 chapters worldwide and was honored with the Distinguished College Project Award, which is given to only 50 chapters each year.
Chapter officers Blaise (Comlan) Kinto and Miranda Banks accepted the awards on behalf of the chapter.
The purpose of the College Project is to establish a supportive relationship between the chapter and the college administration. Members meet with the college administration to determine the College Project, which can be anything that supports the college’s mission.
In 2021, the Eta Kappa chapter was asked to help improve communication for students who were often not on campus because of the pandemic. PTK members participated in a survey the chapter created to find out what information students most wanted to know about the college and how they wanted to get the information. The chapter then worked with the BHC Marketing and Public Relations Department to create a campaign called PTK Posts with PTK officers and alumni members writing posts about transferring, career services, involvement in student groups, etc.
The chapter would like to thank everyone who helped with the project, especially PTK alumni members Shanda Robb and Alexa Mahoney; officers Blaise Kinto, Leah Mueller and Miranda Banks who worked on the posts and award submissions; BHC Marketing and Public Relations; and chapter advisor Nicole Banks.