Congratulations to Midland College (MC) Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society students for
numerous accomplishments at both the state and international levels.
Tatum Dotson and Madeline Flores were both selected as USA All Academic semi-finalists
and both were chosen for the Texas All Academic team. Tatum Dotson was also selected
as a Coca Cola Bronze scholar which carries a cash award. The medal ceremony will
be held at the University of Texas Arlington on April 26.
Catalyst, the international conference for PTK was held April 4-7 in Orlando, Florida.
· Jacob Edwards was recognized as one of the top four winners internationally
for his leadership case study. He receives a cash award.
· Jacob Edwards and Tatum Dotson were 2 of 30 officers recognized on the international
· Karina Lopez was 1 of 30 members recognized on the international level.
· Dr. Terry Gilmour, MC Government professor and Phi Theta Kappa advisor, was
1 of 15 recipients of the Paragon Award for advisors with less than 4 years as an
· Midland College was recognized as one of the top 100 PTK chapters internationally.
(There are a total of 1300 chapters and 600 chapters were represented at the conference)
Texas is in Region 2 of PTK International, and it includes all community college
systems in Texas. Midland College is in District 1 of the Texas Region. The Texas
Region conference was held March 7-10 in Houston, Texas. The MC Phi Theta Kappa chapter
received the following awards:
· Participant – College Project and Honors in Action
· 5 Star Recognition (highest level a chapter can receive for all of the participation
· Merit Award – College Project
· Top Texas Chapter – given to the top 18 chapters in the state
· Distinguished Chapter Officer – winner was Jacob Edwards
· Hall of Honor for Outstanding Officers – Tatum Dotson
· Distinguished Member – winner was Karina Lopez
· Hall of Honor for Advisors – Dr. Terry Gilmour
· District 1 Hall of Honor Inductees – Jacob Edwards, Tatum Dotson, Madeline
Flores, Micaela Sanchez, Anna Lien, and Caitlinn Gamero
· District 1 Vice President for the Texas Region – Dusty Ellis
Photo: MC students attending Phi Theta Kappa Catalyst International Conference in
Orlando, FL. Pictured from left to right: Anna Lien, Ruby Stuard, Dusty Ellis, Madeline
Flores, Tatum Dotson, Jacob Edwards