ASU-Newport Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Earns Five Star Distinction

NEWPORT, Ark. (5-15-2014) — Arkansas State University’s Beta Nu Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society was recently designated as a Five Star Chapter by Phi Theta Kappa.  Being named a Five Star Chapter is the highest status a chapter can achieve.

Jhonny Martinez of Augusta, President of Beta Gamma Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, and Kaitlyn Riggin of Weiner, chapter Vice President, accept ASUN’s award for Five-Star Chapter designation.

Jhonny Martinez of Augusta, President of Beta Gamma Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, and Kaitlyn Riggin of Weiner, chapter Vice President, accept ASUN’s award for Five-Star Chapter designation.

Phi Theta Kappa’s Five Star Chapter development plan serves as a blueprint for developing strong chapters, improving students engagement on campus and recognizing progress in the attainment of goals set by the chapter.

As part of their Five Star Chapter plan, the Beta Nu Gamma chapter participated in an Honors in Action project focusing on competition and how it affects college students.  Honors in Action is the process that provides opportunities to apply learning and practice real-world problem solving by developing an in-depth, action-oriented project related to Honors Study Topic research.  The competition project at ASUN focused on a video game tournament held prior to final exams in the fall semester.

“I would like to commend our students on their efforts in achieving Five Star status for the Beta Nu Gamma chapter at ASU-Newport,” said Jacqueline Faulkner, ASUN Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.  “As we seek to expand our student activities on all three of our campus locations, Phi Theta Kappa will continue to be a key to student involvement and achievement.”

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education, with more than 1.3 million members and 1,100 chapters located in 50 United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, Germany and Japan.