LSC-Kingwood’s Phi Theta Kappa earns numerous prestigious awards

Published on: May 04, 2012

As a chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Lone Star College-Kingwood’s Alpha Lambda Xi not only competed at the International Convention in Nashville, it also earned several awards.

In its 26th year at LSC-Kingwood, Alpha Lambda Xi earned distinguished for its Honors in Action Project, was named in the Top 100 Chapters, and is designated as a Five Star Chapter and Danielle Thorp earned Distinguished Chapter Officer.

“The awards serve as a testament to the extraordinary efforts our chapter displayed in researching, planning, coordinating and executing successful service and scholarly projects,” said Jason Clayden, vice president of scholarship for Alpha Lambda Xi and a LSC-Kingwood student.  

The club’s Honors in Action Project was a partnership between the college and the MET Head Start Program. Based on its research, Alpha Lambda Xi conducted a college tour for four to five-year-old children from low income families in an effort to expose them to the importance of higher education at an early age. Although the project was a one day event, the award recognizes the chapter’s efforts in planning, academic research, and editorial reflection.

“Taking into account the vast extent of attendees at the conference, we can certainly say our hearts raced a couple beats faster when we heard our name called in front of thousands of bright, capable and determined minds,” Clayden said. When you are competing with hundreds of other chapters all over the world, you never really know where you stand; you are a part of an organization of academic giants and there really is no threshold to how far chapters will go to make their projects shine.” 

Prior to the International Convention, Alpha Lambda Xi earned awards at the Texas Regional Convention. The chapter was recognized as a distinguished Officer Team and named as a Texas Top Chapter. Individual recognitions went to Jacque Gonzalez, member and student at Splendora Early College High School, who was inducted into the Hall of Honor for Chapter Members and to Thorp who earned the Distinguished Chapter Officer award. 

For more information on LSC-Kingwood’s Alpha Lambda Xi, contact Debbie Esparza at Debbra.L.Esparza@LoneStar.edu.  


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