Ivy Tech student elected vice president of international collegiate honor society

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College student Natalie Myer was elected as International Vice President of Division III of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, at the organization’s 92nd International Convention last weekend in Orlando, Fla.

Selected by majority vote of the 3,600 student delegates at the convention, Myer, a nursing major at the Lafayette campus, will assist Phi Theta Kappa chapters with honors programming in her new role.

Ivy Tech staff and students honored at the event include Dr. John Laws of Lafayette, Administrator Award of Distinction; Sally Napier of Lafayette, Distinguished Chapter Member Award; Eric VandeVoorde of Lafayette, Paragon Advisor Award; Jessica Roberts of Kokomo, Distinguished Regional Officer Award; and Susan T. Jackson, Regional Coordinator Emeritus Award.

The Alpha Sigma Kappa chapter of Lafayette won the Leadership Hallmark Award, and the Indiana Region of Phi Theta Kappa won a Distinguished Region Award.

Founded in 1918 and now numbering 2 million members, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education, with 1,200 chapters located in all 50 states, U.S. territories, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, Japan, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, United Arab Emirates and Palau.

Membership is by invitation only, and qualifications include completion of 12 hours of course work leading to an associate degree at an accredited institution and a continuously high grade point average. Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in leadership, service and collaborative programs. Membership provides students with numerous programs to develop leadership skills and a commitment to community service.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 150,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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