News Release

Published on Thursday, April 01, 2010

The Western Technical College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of the Two-year College, recently received several honors at the Min-Wi-Kota regional convention in Bloomington, Minn.

The chapter was given a Distinguished Chapter Award for scoring as one of the top six performing chapters out of 68. To be considered for this award, a chapter must submit applications for Scholarship, Leadership, and Service Hallmark Awards. The scores in each of these categories are averaged to determine a chapter's overall ranking.

Western student Ryan Knox, of La Crosse, was one of three recipients of a Distinguished Chapter President Award. Distinguished Chapter Presidents are selected on the basis of the recipient's demonstration of leadership, involvement in the chapters' programs, friendship with fellow officers, and enthusiasm for the Society's Hallmarks.

Western was also recognized for achieving "Five-Star" status, the organization’s highest level of excellence, for involvement in Society programs.

To learn more about Phi Theta Kappa, visit For details on programs and services at Western Technical College, call 608.785.9200 or visit the Web site at