Each year, the Eta Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on the Gibbs/Downtown/Midtown campuses completes a College Project and an Honors In Action (research) project.
At the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention (Catalyst) in Orlando last weekend, the chapter won one of three Florida region awards for the Honors In Action project entitled, “Transforming the Lives of Juveniles Through Mentoring.” The students chose the theme “Visions of Justice” and began researching the change in treatment of juveniles, which now focuses on trauma-informed care.
They also received a Distinguished Chapter award for the Florida region, placing second out of the top 10 chapters in the Florida region (there are over 80 statewide).
The chapter won three International Hallmark awards. Two of those awards were for the Honors in Action project; one for the project and another for an outstanding project in the theme Visions of Justice. They also won a Distinguished Chapter award at the international level, placing among the top 40 chapters worldwide (there are almost 1300).
“I was very proud of the hard work this chapter put in this past year,” Advisor Bonnie Kesler said.