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Brazosport College PTK chapter honored as one of state’s best

Brazosport College PTK chapter honored as one of state’s best

Wed Mar 24, 2021

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The 2021 officer and advisor team of Brazosport College's Psi Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa include, top row from left, Laken Plaster, Megan McKnight and Audrey Young, and bottom row, co-advisors Alicia Hodge and Cassie Bruner.

Brazosport College’s Psi Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa recently earned multiple awards and accolades from the Phi Theta Kappa 2021 Texas Regional Convention.

Among the top honors awarded to the BC program was being named the No. 2 Chapter in Texas out of 92 chapters statewide. BC has now been ranked among the state’s top three chapters for two straight years.

The BC group was also recognized as a Continued Excellence Chapter, an honor that includes chapters that have earned Texas Top Chapter or Most Distinguished Chapter awards for three consecutive years.

This was the seventh consecutive year BC has earned accolades in the Top Texas Chapter category.

Individually, Laken Plaster and Megan McKnight were inducted into the Hall of Honor for Chapter Officers.

One of the reasons BC is regularly ranked among the state’s top chapters is the high-quality work achieved by its students. As a result, this was recognized at the conference, as well.

One of the biggest of these honors was receiving the Award of Distinction for its Honors in Action Theme, which signified the top score in their particular theme. The BC team also earned an Award of Distinction for its College Project, which was one of the top two scores in the state.

The Honors in Action Project is an in-depth project that includes academic research, analysis, planning and collaboration, all based on a particular theme.

BC’s team also remained a Five-Star Chapter.

“This past year was incredibly challenging, trying to recruit and train an officer team that had never met each other in person,” said co-advisor Cassie Bruner. “Making things even more difficult was having to complete projects virtually. It was a tough year for everyone. However, these amazing officers and members pushed so hard and showed so much dedication to Phi Theta Kappa and the good work they were doing for our campus and community. 

“I am so proud of everything they accomplished,” she added. “To be named the No. 2 chapter in the state, especially in such a challenging year, is truly an incredible achievement.”

In addition to the student awards, BC’s PTK advisor Alicia Hodge earned a Horizon Award for Advisors.

The Psi Psi Chapter will next participate in the PTK Virtual Catalyst from April 8 to 10. For more information about Phi Theta Kappa at Brazosport College, call (979) 230-3259 or e-mail