The Weatherford College Phi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa attended Catalyst, the two-year college honor society’s annual convention this past weekend, where they were recognized as one of the top 100 chapters out of nearly 1,300 chapters worldwide, ranking them among the top eight percent of the entire society.
Phi Chapter is the oldest chapter in Texas and was proud to send five students and two advisors to the convention where the world-wide organization celebrated its 100th anniversary where the organization began—Kansas City, Missouri.
The WC representatives were just a few of the approximately 5,000 students, advisors, faculty and staff from colleges around the world. The event included workshops aimed to help students gain experience and information about being better leaders and scholars as well as well-known speakers including Susan Cain, Amy Cuddy and Daveed Diggs.
Phi Chapter president Mariah Pogue participated in the Parade of Scholars Saturday morning, with a diverse group of other students who also received life-altering scholarships through Phi Theta Kappa. Pogue earned a Coca-Cola Academic Team Transfer Scholarship which she will apply towards continuing her education at Tarleton State University.
The awards received during Catalyst come after Phi Chapter was announced as one of the top 20 chapters in all of the Texas Region during the regional convention in Houston in March. During this same regional conference, Phi also earned an Award of Merit for their College Project which supports the development of a Peer Mentor program on the Weatherford College Main Campus.
Cara Speicher, Phi Chapter’s Fundraising Chair, also won a Regional Distinguished Chapter Member Award for her service in the community and on campus, and Pogue won a District 2 Hall of Honor Award for her dedication to the chapter.