The University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc’s honor society, the Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, recently received special commendation during the Minn-Wi-Kota Regional Convention for fulfilling the requirements to be named a "Two Star Chapter."
The campus is following the Five Star Chapter Development Plan which serves as a blueprint for developing a strong chapter and recognizes progress in the attainment of goals set by the chapter. As chapters reach these milestones they progress through each level of the Five Star Plan.
“Chapter membership at UW-Manitowoc has grown since I began advising the chapter in 2006,” said Amy Kabrhel, chapter advisor and associate professor of chemistry. “In 2012 we set a goal of achieving Two Star status, incorporated the necessary activities, and compiled a report of our efforts. We are very proud that we achieved the goal and are hopeful that we will be able to achieve Two Star status again for 2013.”
“I am very proud of the members of the Alpha Sigma Lambda chapter at UW-Manitowoc. These students are exceptional scholars who have worked hard to qualify as members of Phi Theta Kappa,” said Charles Clark, UW-Manitowoc Campus Executive Office/Dean. I also applaud the mentoring that faculty and staff, especially Professor Kabrhel, have provided to these students. I look forward to welcoming more students to Phi Theta Kappa at UW-Manitowoc in the coming year.”
Phi Theta Kappa is the only internationally acclaimed honor society serving two-year colleges offering associate degree programs. Founded in 1918, the society now has more than 850 chapters in the United States and abroad. Membership is extended by invitation only, and to be considered for membership, a student must pass stringent academic requirements, be of good moral character and possess recognized qualities of citizenship. In return, the students become members of an elite society that is known world-wide for its scholarship.
Phi Theta Kappa provides members with opportunities for leadership, fellowship and service as well as an intellectual climate for continued academic excellence. UW-Manitowoc’s chapter was chartered 1990 and its members are involved in fund-raising efforts for scholarships, highway cleanup and aid to local charities.