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COMING UP!

Want to learn more about PTK Scholarships? 

Get more info on the different types of scholarships, how to apply and how to submit a “stand-out” application.

zoom meeting with Dr. Blake Ellis on Thu. 10/29/20 from 10:30am-11:00am

zoom link: contact ptk@hvcc.edu for the link

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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

THANK YOU to all who participated in the College Project! #IAMPTK

Farkhondeh Tajik hangs posters on campus

Timypaul Lupe volunteers at a tabling station

Pravin Persaud & Emiley Beedasee volunteer at a tabling station

Public Safety Officer hands out custom wristbands at a screening station

Dr. Peter Schaefer, Chair of the Biology, Chemistry & Physics Dept. successfully downloads the “My HVCC” app

The Student Activities Office provides delicious treats for the visitors at the tabling stations.

 

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Have you checked out the new My HVCC app?  PTK members have been spreading the word around campus about the app and want to hear your feedback! Please download the My HVCC app and fill out the survey to share your thoughts!

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THE COLLEGE PROJECT…

Here they are – the custom wristbands to promote the new app!

Have you downloaded it yet? Please spread the word. 

Do you have feedback to give about the app? Fill in the form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kawW-rbvXC9f8SjIkRXVogGxkWHGuonTsWZMDA7zXNQ/edit

Still interested in helping out with the College Project? FREE shirts are still available! email: ptk@hvcc.edu

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IT’S PTK COLLEGE PROJECT TIME! Mon.9/28-Fri.10/2

Participating in the PTK College Project is one of the highlights of being a PTK member! This is your time to connect with other students and the college community. The focus of our project is to promote the app “My HVCC”. Help spread the word about it. How can you help?

1. Sign up to hang posters around campus.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WBfOkjpne37Hsih59U_rxL0E015YbeN7YyHLruOjJkA/edit

2. Sign up to volunteer at a screening station on campus and give out handcards

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CmcEazTWK2RG1l_JpoxH77neoNtelh2NIr7NCTiuq34/edit

3. Sign up to attend a virtual class ~5min to tell students about the new app

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12ubdGPnBGNBjiP1fu1C0ARdytfFXNxRd3k6x2VPOdEA/edit

THE FIRST 25 VOLUNTEERS WILL GET A PTK T-SHIRT!

A big thank you to Alfredo Balarin, director of Student Life, for providing the t-shirts!

 

Custom wrist bands will be given out at the screening stations the week of Sep.28-Oct.2 to all campus visitors. A big thank you to Student Senate for providing the funding to purchase the wristbands!

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STARTING TO PLAN OUR PTK COLLEGE PROJECT!

Did you know that to become a FOUR STAR chapter we need to plan and implement a college project? What is a college project you ask?

The college project can be anything that benefits the college, aligns with the college mission statement and is approved by the college administration. Working on a college project helps our chapter to develop and strengthen a supportive working relationship with the college administration. 

Stay tuned for more information and what YOU can do to participate! #IAMPTK

PTK Executive Board members met on August 24, 2020 with HVCC President Dr. Ramsammy and Assistant VP of Academic Affairs, Ronalyn Wilson.

PTK members (left to right) Lauren Murtagh, Pravin Persaud, Madison Austin

 

VOLUNTEERING AT THE REGIONAL FOODBANK

Members of the HVCC Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society volunteered at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY in Latham, NY on August 15, 2020. The Food Bank collects large donations of food from various locations throughout New York state. With an ever-increasing demand for food, the Food Bank has even started hosting pop-up stations throughout the capital region. Volunteers packed boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables to be distributed to local charities, food pantries and homeless shelters. Any slightly bruised food was not discarded, rather it was collected in a separate bin to be distributed to local farms for animal consumption.

The PTK volunteers took this opportunity to help the community, one of the core values of Phi Theta Kappa. With its purpose of developing leadership and service, Phi Theta Kappa promotes academic excellence and fellowship for all its members. This is why members are proud to say #IAMPTK.

Pravindra Persaud (left)
Timypaul Lupe (right)

Michael Goodman (left)
Linda Barenboim (right)

Ivey Green (left)
Lamyaa Hassib (right)

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE PTK GET MOVING CHALLENGE!

 

Over three consecutive weeks this summer, PTK members participated in a different healthy challenge and documented their activities on Instagram. They also received support from friends & family to sponsor them and help raise money for Joseph’s House in Troy.

To celebrate the completion of this exceptional challenge, executive board members participate in a fun frisbee-challenge. Check out the video made by Lauren Murtagh, Vice President of Fellowship & Service!

PTK Video – Frisbee Challenge

Here are the awesome winners for each challenge:

Week 1:The Walk/Run Challenge

Emiley Beedasee logged the longest, cumulative distance walked for the week.

Prize: NY Phi Theta Kappa t-shirt

 

Week 2:The Healthy Eating/Cooking Challenge

Antoine Johnson recommended the book – “Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day” by Leanne Brown. He received the most votes for the best healthy eating/cooking submission.

Prize: Gift Certificate for Whole Foods

 

Week 3:The Outdoor Activities Challenge

Pravindra Persaud documented the most different outdoor activities done for the week.

Prize: #IAMPTK t-shirt

Thanks to all who participated and supported the Get Moving Challenge!

If you would like to make a donation to Joseph’s House on behalf of HVCC PTK, please email l.hassib@hvcc.edu by Sunday, August 16th.

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VOLUNTEERING AT THE REGIONAL FOODBANK

Members of the HVCC Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society volunteered at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY in Latham, NY on July 21, 2020. The Food Bank collects large donations of food as well as personal care items. Volunteers packed boxes to be distributed to adults and children containing toothbrushes, toothpaste, diapers, soap, shampoo, hair trimmers, toiletries, hair accessories and so much more. The needs of pets were also considered as volunteers sorted through dog food, cat food, and dog treats. The PTK volunteers took this opportunity to help the community, one of the core values of Phi Theta Kappa. With its purpose of developing leadership and service, Phi Theta Kappa promotes academic excellence and fellowship for all its members. This is why members are proud to say #IAMPTK.

 

For more information about PTK, email: ptk@hvcc.edu

For more information about the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY, email: info@regionalfoodbank.net

BE WELL, BE HEALTHY, BE YOU! #IAMPTK

Volunteers, pictured from Right to Left:

Shannon Berg, Brittany Tucker, Farkhondeh Tajik, Lamyaa Hassib, Waseem Faidi, I.Faidi, J.Faidi

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PTK GET MOVING CAMPAIGN

Are you ready for a challenge?

Are you ready to Get Moving and win prizes??

Then come join the HVCC PTK Get Moving Challenge!

July 6th – July 25th

Each week has a different challenge & different prizes.

Set your Goal for the week & Get friends & family to sponsor you and help raise money for Joseph’s House in Troy

 

1st: Join @HVCCPTK on Instagram

2nd: Download the Google form to collect pledges to donate to

       Joseph’s House.

       Use the BINGO card to make collecting FUNds more FUN!

3rd: Download the Google form to track your activities each week.

       Submit the completed form at the end of each week for your chance to

       WIN A PRIZE!

 

Week 1#PTK Get Moving

The Walk/Run Challenge

Monday, July 6th–  Saturday, July 11th

Track the distance you walk/run for the week.

 

Week 2#PTK Iron Chef

The Healthy Eating/Cooking Challenge

Monday, July 13th– Saturday, July 18th

Post pictures and/or recipes of healthy meals on IG.

 

Week 3#PTK Get Outdoors

The Outdoor Activities Challenge

Monday, July 20th– Saturday, July 25th

Document the different outdoor activities you do for the week:

Hiking, swimming, playing ultimate frisbee, biking etc.

 

BE WELL, BE HEALTHY, BE YOU! #IAMPTK

 

Questions? email us at ptk@hvcc.edu

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VOLUNTEERING AT THE REGIONAL FOODBANK

The Executive Board members of the HVCC Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recently came together to volunteer at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY in Latham, NY. The Food Bank collects large donations of food from the food industry and distributes it to charitable agencies in 23 counties. It provides over 35 million pounds of food a year to 1,000 agencies. The PTK volunteers took this opportunity to help the community, one of the core values of Phi Theta Kappa. With its purpose of developing leadership and service, Phi Theta Kappa promotes academic excellence and fellowship for all its members. This is why members are proud to say #IAMPTK.

 
Outside the Food Bank, from Left to Right:
(L) Madison Austin, Irene Nelson, Pravindra Pursaud, Omsalama Ayoub, Lamyaa Hassib, Antoine Johnson (R)

Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Xi Sigma Chapter

Congratulations to our PTK Graduates of 2020!

Virtual Graduation Ceremony held on May 15, 2020

We are so proud of you and wish you continued success in ALL that you do!

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Congratulations to our 2020 inductees!

Virtual Induction Ceremony held on April 20, 2020

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Welcome to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Hudson Valley Community College! You’ve just taken the first step to getting involved with the official Honor Society of two-year colleges. Membership in PTK is more than just a notation on your diploma. PTK supports high-achieving students by providing scholarships, and the opportunity to participate in (optional) events aimed to build critical skills such as leadership, problem solving, and communication!In addition to these benefits, Phi Theta Kappa members also receive discounts through partner organizations such as Dell, T-Mobile, or Motel6. Check PTK.org for a full list of current partner discounts.

If you have questions not answered on this website, please send an email to ptk@hvcc.edu and an advisor will be happy to assist!

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