LCCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter receives national awards

CHEYENNE, WYO. —  Laramie County Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa attended the organization’s annual convention in San Antonio this month and returned home with honors for students and faculty.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges. The group emphasizes development of scholarship, leadership, fellowship and service skills.

For the 10th year in a row, the LCCC chapter received the highest level of recognition, a five-star rating, for its efforts on campus and in the community.

The chapter also competed in the International Society’s Hallmark Awards, where they received fourth place in the region for overall distinguished chapter.

The PTK advisors, who are both faculty at LCCC, also earned honors at the event.  Jeff Shmidl was recognized with the Distinguished Advisor Award, and Arshi Nisley received the prestigious Mosal Award for professional development. Nisley won the honor for work she will do in a school in the Pakistani village of Bhaun, helping young girls who want to improve their literacy skills and develop job skills.