Coastal Bend College’s Rho Lambda chapter has once again been distinguished as a 5 Star Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society. Phi Theta Kappa Rho Lambda students have submitted their Honors in Action Research Project, Chapter Project, and Service Project.
The Honors in Action (HIA) Research Project is an undergraduate research project that combines academic research, problem solving, and action-oriented service to address real-world challenges in our communities. Students gain job-related experience while creating lasting impacts in their communities as they engage in HIA. The Rho Lambda Chapter's HIA project was "Save the Bees: The Importance of Pollinators". In collaboration with Dean Secord, PTK advisers, and Mr. Romae, the students researched the topic, spread awareness in the community, and built a guzzler on the Beeville campus, which is also a BEE Campus.
The College Project encourages chapters to look closer to home, specifically on their college campuses, for needs and opportunities to engage and give back. The Rho Lambda Chapter's College Project was establishing a food drive and food pantry on the Alice site. The students hope to expand this project to all CBC sites by Fall 2020.
The Service Project encourages chapters to look within their communities for opportunities to give back. The Rho Lambda Chapter's Service Project was raise monies to support literacy in the community. Rho Lambda students in Pleasanton raised funds to provide 50 books to 7th grade students in Poteet.
Students eligible to join Phi Theta Kappa for the Spring 2020 semester will receive their invitations via email the first week of February.