Award Winning Projects

HiA Award

Beta Beta Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa,
Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Honors in Action: Issue One-It’s All in Your Mind: Foundations of Competition/Competition and Psychology

Honors in Action Project:  The Peer (Attitude) Trap – Bullying

We have all heard stories about how parents try to provide an unfair advantage for their children in a variety of areas (education, athletics, the arts, etc.). This project brings the problem of “cheating parents” to the forefront by investigating the foundations of competition and calls for increased awareness and implementation of remedies to this problem. What we did was look at how bullying has impacted children, as well as adults in the home, workplace and school. We researched the emotional and physical impact of bullying and the resources available to bring awareness to this problem and solutions.

Our team looked as not just the psychological effects but the social effects of bullying as well. We divided our research into three areas, school, family, and workplace. With the collaboration of the instructors of our Social Sciences Division, we presented a panel discussion on bullying, offered resources and handouts to our campus life and the community. Bullying

Distinguished HiA

Beta Beta Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Atlanta Metropolitan State College

The Distinguished Honors in Action Project Award recognized the top chapters whose entries demonstrated excellence in academic research, leadership roles, service learning and collaboration.

Beta Beta Tau’s Honor in Action team kept the HiA rubrics to the forefront as we developed our topic. Where we were asked for 8-10 resources in total, we set a goal for 8-10 for each phase of our research, which included websites, books, journals and databases. Each phase of our study topic had a different leader. We developed and included the following as part of our study topic.

Leadership Development:

  • Workshop by Social Sciences faculty on survey/interview techniques
  • Seminar on public presentation/discussion moderation techniques by Speech/Communications professor
  • Workshop by Academic/Library faculty on research methods and citation
  • Project Management videos in Competitive Edge

Leadership Roles:

  • Developing a chapter research team
  • Serving as panel discussion moderator(s)
  • Recruiting and coordinating the presenters
  • Publicity and public relations for the event
  • Event planning

Collaboration:

  • Education, Social Sciences, Librarians, professors and other educators in my community
  • Professional organizations in my community
  • Education/academic clubs/organizations on AMSC campus
  • Parent/teacher organizations in the community
  • Phi Theta Kappa members during chapter meetings about organizing several informational anti-bullying displays on campus

Our chapter may have developed the study topic, but we were all inclusive in the delivery of it, so the benefit was not just campus-wide but community-wide.

Distinguished Chapter

The Distinguished Chapter Award recognizes chapters that submit Hallmark entries in both the Honors in Action Project and the College Project. The average of the two scores determines the top 10 percent of the overall ranking of all chapters.

These scores are determined by an independent panel of judges, both in the region and internationally. You must make sure that you look at the rubrics and determine if you have achieved the highest points possible for each project. Before we submitted our Hallmark entries, we review our entries and had others not associated with the chapter review them and rank them according to the rubric points. This gave us an opportunity to tweet and/or improve on what we had. Diversity and going beyond what is expected makes good submissions.

Tips and Suggestions

Continue to develop opportunities not just within the chapter but outside the chapter. Determine the strengths and weaknesses of your members. Allow every member an opportunity to develop and learn leadership skills by delegation. Set small short-term goals that everyone can develop. Encourage members and non-members to complete the Leadership Study program through Facebook. And for members to complete the Five-Star Competitive Edge program. Make sure that your chapter is well rounded in activities that promote service, leadership, fellowship, and scholarship.

Photos and Written Summary Submitted by Janet Walker, Regional Officer of Chapter Relations. 

Beta Beta Tau Chapter Brings Home Honors

2014 Phi Theta Kappa International Convention Excitement!

BBT Group

Atlanta, GA:  Atlanta Metropolitan State College’s chapter, Beta Beta Tau, was well represented at the 2014 Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in Orlando, Florida. During the Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening, it was announced that Beta Beta Tau Chapter had placed in the following categories –Honors in Action: Issue One, Distinguished Honors in Action Project, Distinguished Chapter Award, Five-Star Chapter, and Top 100 Chapters.  Ms. Robin Mosby, an alumni of our chapter, received a Phi Theta Kappa International Alumni Appreciation Award that same night. Beta Beta Tau Chapter was represented by the following members, Janet Walker, Nicholas Vaz, Martins Iyoha, Richelle Isaac, Robin Mosby, and Michelle Geisert.

BBT Awards  Robin Mosby

 

Photos and Awards Summary submitted by Janet Walker, Regional Officer of Chapter Relations. 

Georgia Region T-shirts for Sale

Are you going to Nerd Nation? Would you like to show off some Georgia swag?

Georgia Highlands College made these awesome Georgia t-shirts just for you! You can get yours today for the low cost of $15. If interested, please email Regional Vice President Amelia Bagwell at amelia.bagwell@me.com.

 

Georgia t-shirt

2014 All Georgia Academic Team Awards

Congratulations to all our award winners and nominees!!

New Century Scholar:
Brooks Anne Mitchell Darton State College
Coca-Cola Silver:
Joe Booth University of North Georgia
Michelle Truong Darton State College
Nominees:
Joe Booth University of North Georgia
Shirley Breeze Georgia Military College: Warner Robins Campus
Michael D’Ambrosio South Georgia State College: Waycross Campus
Justin Deal Georgia Highlands College: Floyd Campus
Deborah Edwards Georgia Highlands College: Floyd Campus
Kristen Flowers Andrew College
Ryan Feury Georgia Highlands College: Cartersville Campus
Heather Gallegos Georgia Highlands College: Warner Robins Campus
Jessica Gorseth Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Ehiremen Iyoha Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Daniel Johnson Georgia Highlands College: Cartersville Campus
Peter Marshall University of North Georgia
Benjamin Mimbs East Georgia State College: Swainsboro Campus
Brooks Anne Mitchell Darton State College
Jonathan North Bainbridge State College
Blythe Parker Georgia Military College: Fair Burn Campus
Otgontungalag Sainbayar Darton State College
Paige Smith South Georgia State College: Douglas Campus
Jessica Spivey South Georgia State College: Douglas Campus
Rachel Stahlman Andrew College
Michelle Truong Darton State College
Jessica VanDeVelde Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Christopher Webb Georgia Military College: Valdosta Campus
Hannah Young East Georgia State College: Swainsboro Campus
Aleksandar Zhelyazkov Georgia Military College: Fairburn Campus

 

Autumn Regionals, 2014

Autumn Regionals, hosted by the Chi Xi Chapter at Darton State College.

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