Patti Shontz, president of Clarion University-Venango Campus' Alpha Kappa Delta Chapter of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), and Charity Barger, co-vice president of membership, recently presented a paper entitled "What Works for Us: Collaboration Within Our Community" at the 2008 Pennsylvania Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Convention held at Delaware County Community College in Media, Pennsylvania.
The event was attended by Phi Theta Kappa members from chapters in Pennsylvania, the Division I International Vice President, and state PTK presidents from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, as well as the Middle States Regional PTK President and Coordinator.
The Venango Campus-based chapter has been selected as the site of the 2009 state-wide leadership conference.
Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education, with more than 1.5 million members and 1,200 chapters located in the United States, U.S. territories, Canada, Germany, and Japan. Its mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and to provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programming.
The Phi Theta Kappa chapter at Clarion University-Venango Campus provides an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and information, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.
Clarion University?Venango Campus, located in Oil City, is the oldest regional campus in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The campus provides high-quality educational programs and personalized services to help students succeed. Students can begin any of Clarion University's 90+ bachelor's degrees at the Venango Campus, earn an associate degree, a bachelor's or master's degree in select areas, obtain a one-year certificate or participate in a variety of professional development and personal enrichment courses. The campus is home to Clarion University's School of Nursing and Allied Health and its Department of Applied Technology. Clarion University?Venango Campus is committed to serving the needs of the community.