Moraine chapter of honors group earns most awards ever

  Moraine Valley Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa won 13 awards at the international honor society’s Illinois Regional Convention held last month in Belleville.
  The chapter the Five Star Chapter Award, Outstanding Chapter Award, Honors in Action Project Award, and Outstanding Chapter Officer Team Award. The chapter also was recognized for receiving the Five Star Award at the National Convention in San Jose, Calif., in April. Special recognition was presented to the chapter’s advisor, and the combined distinctions were the most any chapter has received in the history of the Regional Convention.
  Individual members to receive awards were Timothy Stoehr, chapter president, who won the Leader of Distinction Award. The Hall of Honor Officer Award was presented to Phillip Bianco, the chapter’s vice president of fellowship. Kayla Smith, vice president of communications, received the Outstanding Officer Award. April Gallik, vice president of leadership, took home the Spirit Award.
  Advisor Demetrius Robinson was named Outstanding Advisor, and he accepted the All Illinois Advisor Team Award. Robinson also received special recognition for receiving the Distinguished Advisor Award at the National Convention. His co-advisor, Kimberly Golk, won the Hall of Honor Advisor Award and Horizon Advisor Award.
  Additional accolades included the chapter winning first place in the Illinois Region Yearbook competition and Smith being installed as the new Northeastern vice president for the 2013-14 Illinois Regional Officer Team.
  “We are very proud of our team’s accomplishments and would like to thank Phi Theta Kappa for recognizing the amazing work these kids do all year long,” Robinson said.