Phi Theta Kappa at Clark College Wins Regional Awards Again 

Clark's Phi Theta Kappa chapter wins awards.

Group of students outside smiling at the camera.
Clark College Phi Theta Kappa students received multiple awards at the PTK Greater Northwest Region Spring Conference in Poulsbo on March 5, 2023. Left to right: Tahnee, Lexi, Eliza, Natalie, David, Alex, Jasdeep, Lizbet, Tucker, Charissa, Kaylee and Meridian.

For the second year in a row, the Clark College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for community colleges, was ranked first place in the region and received the Distinguished Chapter Award. Three of its PTK members were nominated to the All-Washington Academic Team, and the chapter took top honors in PTK’s regional Hallmark Awards. 

Clark College also ranked first place in two other categories: 

  • First Place College Project – First Generation College Student Day 
  • First Place Paragon Award for New Advisors – Heather Leasure  

“Being a PTK and Clark College alumni myself, I am excited to receive the Paragon award for new advisors,” said Leasure, Student Communication & Retention Manager and PTK co-advisor. “I look forward to all the wonderful things we will be doing in 2023, including winning distinguished chapter again and more.”  

Awards presented at the conference include the Distinguished Chapter Award for being a 5-star chapter and honored the work of the leadership team: Lexi Kneipp, Kaylee Bathe, Eliza Buttars, Lizbet Jimenez, Meridian Bonser, Jasdeep Atwal, and Leo Sanchez. The awards can be seen in the PTK display case in Hanna Hall.

Photos courtesy of Heather Leasure