Awards and Recognition


Every year the amazing chapters and chapter officers of the Rocky Mountain Cascade Region are presented with Regional Awards at the Regional Spring Conference and International Awards at the Annual International Conference (NerdNation, Catalyst). There are also a number of chapters that go above and beyond, and those chapters earn Five Star Status.

 

2016/17:

Distinguished Chapter Officer Teams
2017 Most Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Beta Sigma Pi College of Western Idaho
2017 Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Beta Gamma Lambda Portland Community College
2017 Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Beta Epsilon Gamma Portland Community College
2017 Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Alpha Sigma Xi Columbia Gorge Community College
Distinguished Chapter Officers
2017 Most Distinguished Chapter Officer Taylor Megy Alpha Tau Upsilon
2017 Distinguished Chapter Officer Tommie Thompson Beta Sigma Pi
2017 Distinguished Chapter Officer Cassie James Rho Theta
2017 Distinguished Chapter Officer Jason Ward Beta Sigma Pi
Advisor Awards
2017 Most Distinguished Advisor Michelle Gietl Alpha Sigma Xi
2017 Horizon Award Diana Kelly Umpqua Community College
2017 Horizon Award Sheryl Vanselow Tillamook Bay Community College
2017 Horizon Award Shilo Smith College of Southern Idaho
2017 Horizon Award Colleen Bye Utah Valley University
Distinguished Chapter Members
2017 Most Distinguished Chapter Member Janessa Morita Alpha Eta Iota
2017 Distinguished Chapter Member Negene Engel Rho Theta
2017 Distinguished Chapter Member Alyssa Stillian Alpha Tau Upsilon
Distinguished Chapters
2017 Most Distinguished Chapter Beta Sigma Pi College of Western Idaho
2017 Distinguished Chapter Beta Pi Rho Portland Community College
2017 Distinguished Chapter Beta Epsilon Gamma Portland Community College
2017 Distinguished Chapter Rho Theta Mt. Hood Community College
2017 Distinguished Chapter Alpha Sigma Upsilon Umpqua Community College
2017 Distinguished Chapter Beta Delta Epsilon Tillamook Bay Community College
2017 Distinguished Chapter Beta Gamma Lambda Portland Community College
2017 Distinguished Chapter Alpha Tau Upsilon Linn-Benton Community College
2017 Distinguished Chapter Alpha Sigma Xi Columbia Gorge Community College
2017 Distinguished Chapter Beta Delta Zeta Blue Mountain Community College
2017 Distinguished Chapter Alpha Eta Iota Portland Community College
2017 Distinguished Chapter Omicron Xi College of Southern Idaho
2017 Distinguished Chapter Alpha Sigma Theta Utah Valley University
Distinguished College Projects
2017 Most Distinguished College Project Beta Sigma Pi College of Western Idaho
2017 Distinguished College Project Alpha Sigma Upsilon Umpqua Community College
2017 Distinguished College Project Beta Pi Rho Portland Community College- Southeast
2017 Distinguished College Project Beta Epsilon Gamma Portland Community College- Cascade
Distinguished Honors in Action Projects
2017 Most Distinguished Honors in Action Project Beta Sigma Pi College of Western Idaho
2017 Distinguished Honors in Action Project Beta Pi Rho Portland Community College
2017 Distinguished Honors in Action Project Rho Theta Mt. Hood Community College
2017 Distinguished Honors in Action Project Beta Epsilon Gamma Portland Community College-Cascade
Distinguished Honors in Action Themes
2017 Most Distinguished HIA Theme 1- Myth and Reality Beta Pi Rho Portland Community College
2017 Most Distinguished HIA Theme 3- Rights and Responsibilities Beta Sigma Pi College of Western Idaho
2017 Distinguished HIA Theme 3 Beta Epsilon Gamma Portland Community College
2017 Distinguished HIA Theme 3 Beta Delta Epsilon Tillamook Bay Community College
2017 Distinguished HIA Theme 3 Alpha Tau Upsilon Linn-Benton Community College
2017 Distinguished HIA Theme 3 Alpha Sigma Xi Columbia Gorge Community College
2017 Distinguished HIA Theme 3 Beta Gamma Lambda Portland Community College
2017 Distinguished HIA Theme 3 Alpha Sigma Theta Utah Valley University
2017 Most Distinguished HA Theme 5- Beauty and Vulgarity Omicron Xi College of Southern Idaho
2017 Most Distinguished HIA Theme 6- Natural and Engineered Rho Theta Mt. Hood Community College
2017 Distinguished Theme 6 Alpha Sigma Upsilon Umpqua Community College
2017 Distinguished Theme 6 Alpha Eta Iota Portland Community College
Most Distinguished HIA Theme 7 Beta Delta Zeta Blue Mountain Community College
Regional Awards
2017 Communication Award Beta Sigma Pi College of Western Idaho
2017 Art Award Bailey McManus Alpha Sigma Xi
2017 Yearbook Award Beta Sigma Pi College of Western Idaho
2017 Chapter Improvement Beta Delta Epsilon Tillamook Bay Community College
2017 Onjalai Flake Alumni Award Amanda Bernal
Alpha Sigma Xi/Columbia Gorge Community College
Regional Officer Awards
2017 Above & Beyond Jason Ward Vice President/Eastern District Executive
2017 Above & Beyond Ben Lawrence Vice President of Communication
Dave Arter Award Kristian Reyes Regional President
Dave Arter Award Jason Ward
Regional Vice President/Eastern District Executive
Dave Arter Award Ben Lawrence Vice President of Communication
Dave Arter Award Cassie James Northern District Executive
Dave Arter Award Jantyne Bunc Western District Executive

Five Star Chapters:

Alpha Sigma Xi Columbia Gorge Community College
Beta Gamma Lambda Portland Community College– Rock Creek
Beta Pi Rho Portland Community College– Southeast
Beta Sigma Pi College of Western Idaho
Rho Theta Mt. Hood Community College

 

Alpha Tau Upsilon Linn-Benton Community College
Alpha Eta Iota Portland Community College-Sylvania
Beta Epsilon Gamma Portland Community College-Cascade
Beta Delta Epsilon Tillamook Bay Community College
Alpha Sigma Theta Utah Valley University

 


2015/16:

Winners of the Rocky Mountain Cascade Regional Awards:

 

2016 Most Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Beta Sigma Pi College of Western Idaho
2016 Most Distinguished Chapter Officer Bailey McManus Alpha Sigma Xi
2016 Most Distinguished Chapter Officer Daniela Leon Alpha Sigma Xi
2016 Most Distinguished Advisor Michelle Gietl Alpha Sigma Xi
2016 Most Distinguished Chapter Member Cassandra Raines Rho Theta
2016 Most Distinguished Chapter Beta Epsilon Gamma Portland Community College
2016 Most Distinguished College Project Alpha Kappa Omicron Chemeketa Community College
2016 Most Distinguished Honors in Action Project Beta Epsilon Gamma Portland Community College
2016 Communication Award Alpha Sigma Xi Columbia Gorge CC
2016 Art Award- Fluid Alpha Sigma Xi Columbia Gorge CC
2016 Art Award- Static Rho Theta Mt. Hood CC
2016 Chapter Improvement Beta Sigma Pi College of Western Idaho
2016 Yearbook Award Beta Pi Rho Portland CC- Southeast
2016 Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Beta Gamma Lambda Portland Community College
2016 Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Alpha Sigma Xi Columbia Gorge Community College
2016 Distinguished Chapter Officer Inga Kemnitz Beta Pi Rho
2016 Distinguished Chapter Rho Theta Mt. Hood Community College
2016 Distinguished Chapter Alpha Kappa Omicron Chemeketa Community College
2016 Distinguished Chapter Beta Sigma Pi College of Western Idaho
2016 Distinguished College Project Alpha Sigma Xi Columbia Gorge Community College
2016 Distinguished College Project Rho Theta Mt. Hood Community College
2016 Distinguished Honors in Action Project Rho Theta Mt. Hood Community College
2016 Distinguished Honors in Action Project Beta Sigma Pi College of Western Idaho
2016 Above & Beyond Cara Krueger Interim Regional President
2016 Above & Beyond Marissa Cowles Southern District Executive
2016 Onjalai Flake Alumni Award Sara Viemeister Columbia Gorge Community College
Certificates:
Distinguished Chapter Beta Gamma Lambda PCC- Rock Creek
Distinguished Chapter Alpha Sigma Xi Columbia Gorge CC
Distinguished Chapter Beta Delta Zeta Blue Mountain CC
Distinguished Chapter Omicron Phi Treasure Valley CC
Distinguished Chapter Beta Pi Rho PCC- Southeast
Most Distinguished HIA Theme 2 Beta Sigma Pi College of Western Idaho
Most Distinguished HIA Theme 3 Beta Epsilon Gamma PCC- Cascade
Distinguished HIA Theme 3 Beta Delta Zeta Blue Mountain CC
Distinguished HIA Theme 3 Beta Gamma Lambda PCC- Rock Creek
Most Distinguished HA Theme 4 Alpha Kappa Omicron Chemeketa CC- Salem
Distinguished HIA Theme 4 Alpha Sigma Xi Columbia Gorge CC
Most Distinguished HIA Theme 7 Rho Theta Mt. Hood CC
Distinguished HIA Theme 7 Omicron Phi Treasure Valley CC
Distinguished HIA Theme 7 Beta Upsilon Omega Chemeketa CC- Yamhill
Distinguished HIA Theme 7 Beta Pi Rho PCC- Southeast

 

Awards the Rocky Mountain Cascade Region has won internationally:

 

2016 Distinguished Regional Officer – Marissa Cowles, Eastern District Executive

 

 

2016 Distinguished Chapter Officer Team – Beta Sigma Pi, College of Western Idaho

 

 

2016 Distinguish College Project – Alpha Kappa Omicron, Chemeketa Community College

 

 

2016 Distinguished Honors in Action Project – Beta Epsilon Gamma, Portland Community College

 

For more information on Phi Theta Kappa’s international awards, take a look here: PTK Hallmark Awards

 

Rocky Mountain Cascade 2015/16 Five Star Chapters:

 

Columbia Gorge Community College Alpha Sigma Xi Chapter
Portland Community College Beta Gamma Lambda Chapter
Portland Community College Beta Pi Rho Chapter
College of Western Idaho Beta Sigma Pi Chapter
Mt. Hood Community College Rho Theta Chapter