International honors for Beta Lambda Mu

Lone Star College-CyFair Beta Lambda Mu Chapter returned from the annual Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with numerous chapter and individual honors.

Chapter honors earned this year include the Leadership Hallmark Award and Scholarship Hallmark Award. The Beta Lambda Mu Chapter was also named among the Top 100 Chapters and earned the Beta Alpha Continued Excellence Award, which is given to chapters that are recognized as distinguished chapters for more than three years. LSC-CyFair’s chapter is the only chapter to have been named in the top 25 in each year of its existence.

Individual honors were awarded to Belsis Romero, chapter president, who received the Guistwhite Scholarship; and LSC-CyFair’s Vice President of Administrative Services Dr. Robert Williams, who received the Administrator Award of Distinction. Guistwhite Scholars are chosen by application, and awarded based on academic achievement, participation in Phi Theta Kappa programs, and service to their colleges and communities. The Administrator Award of Distinction honors those whose efforts have helped Phi Theta Kappa students achieve their goals.

“We are very proud of our chapter members and all the work that they have accomplished this year,” said Sandra Harvey, who serves as chapter advisor with Esther Robinson.  “The officers are a superb team. I personally am very proud of them. They are great leaders and they will be very successful in whatever career paths they choose.”

LSC-CyFair’s chapter officers include Romero, Lorena Urbina, Vice President of Leadership; DeHua Lea, Vice President of Service, Sarah Adams, Vice President of Membership and Tiffany Graves, Vice President of Records.

In addition, this chapter and members were awarded the following at the Texas Regional Convention in March:
Horizon Award for Advisors – Esther Robinson
Advisor Hall of Honor – Sandra Harvey
Regional Coordinator Award for Outstanding Service to the Texas Region – Jared Camarata
5 Star Chapter Award and Continued Excellence Award – Beta Lambda Mu chapter

Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of the Two-Year College, has recognized academic excellence in the two-year college since 1918. The Society is comprised of more than 1,200 chapters at community, technical and junior colleges worldwide. Membership is based primarily upon academic achievement. The organization offers a myriad of opportunities for scholarships, intellectual enrichment and personal development through programs based on the Society's Hallmarks.

This year, nearly 500 chapters competed for the Society’s most coveted awards. Complete lists of awards winners as well as award category descriptions are available at www.ptk.org/hallmarks/.

For information on Phi Theta Kappa Beta Lambda Mu Chapter, contact Harvey at 281-290-3282.