The tone of our College is in large part set by the quality of our student leaders. I am thrilled to share a write-up from Associate Dean Rosie Banks on the successful weekend our Phi Theta Kappa, Mu Pi chapter leadership enjoyed this past weekend.
Nine officers of the Mu Pi chapter (the HWC chapter) of Phi Theta Kappa (the International Honor Society) traveled to the Illinois Region Honors Institute and Leadership Conference in East Peoria, Illinois. The Honors Institute is an opportunity for attendees to reflect on this year’s Honors in Action theme: The Culture of Competition. The Leadership Conference provides an opportunity for new and continuing chapter officers to exchange ideas, to learn more about their positions, and to further develop as leaders.
Angel Lozornio (president) and Victor Hernandez (vice president) gave an excellent presentation entitled, “How to Be an Effective Chapter President.” Using Prezi, they led participants in a rich discussion of strategies for building a strong and responsible officer team, organizing membership to achieve goals, and improving overall communication throughout the chapter.
Throughout the weekend, there were ongoing seminar team competitions. Mu Pi officers were spread out amongst the teams. On Sunday, we learned that The Finish Line (Angel’s team) won first place in the seminar team competitions, and Emmanuel Garcia’s team received recognition as a runner up. When you all get a chance, please congratulate Angel and Victor and all the Phi Theta Kappa officers on a job well-done!
Let me add my congratulations to Angel, Victor, and the entire Mu Pi leadership. They are a credit to Harold Washington College, and they are setting a great tone at the College.