Normandale Phi Theta Kappa Chapter receives national awards

By Steven Geller - Director of Media and Public Relations

Normandale Community College's Phi Theta Kappa National chapter was named a Top 100 national chapter and received several other national honors as part of the national honor society's virtual awards.

Along with being named a Top 100 Chapter, it received a Distinguished Honors in Action Project Award for project the Heirs of Ways "The Legacy of the Impact of Parental Incarceration on Children. It was also named a Distinguished Chapter and received Reach Awards.

Normandale student Yusra Mohamed was named Most Distinguished Member, while History Instructor Lisa Rude was received a Distinguished Advisor Award. Collectively Mathematics Instructor Matt Dempsey, Student Life Coordinator Madie McLeod, Rude and retired English Instructor Linda Tetzlaff were named a Distinguished Advisor Team.

The Normandale Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter collected Minn-Kota Region awards in March. Those awards included Mohamed being named First Place Most Distinguished Member, Tyler Huntley receiving First Place Most Distinguished Officer and the entire officer team being named First Runner-up Most Distinguished Officer Team.

Normandale's Chapter was also named the Most Distinguished Chapter in the Region and a Five Star Chapter. Normandale's Chapter Student Officer Team was composed of Huntley (President), Olivia Lansing (VP of Scholarship), Christopher Haekenkamp (VP of Leadership), Alexis Hoeben (VP of Service), Destiny Reuvers (VP of Finance), Erin Fischer (VP of Fellowship) and Princess Suraju (VP of History and Recruitment)

Other chapter regional awards included First Place: College Project, First Place: Honors in Action theme and First Place: Honors in Action project for Heirs of Ways "The Legacy of the Impact of Parental Incarceration on Children.

Rude was also named regional Most Distinguished Officer, and Dempsey, McLeod, Rude and Tetzlaff received Most Distinguished Advisor Team and Five Star Advisor regional awards.