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1 Presentation by Kristine Lowe Northwest District Vice President Nevada / California Region Fall 2014

2 Presentation Highlights  Introduction & Overview  Mission Statement  Hallmark Award Categories  Rubrics & Questions  Tips & Excerpts  How To Submit Your Hallmark Award Entry  From My Experience…  Deadlines  Final Thoughts  Q & A

3 Introductions  Tell Me About Yourself  My Hallmark Award Experience  2012 Distinguished College Project  2012 NV/CA Honors in Action – Theme - 2 nd Place  2013 Distinguished Chapter Officer Team  2014 Paragon Award for New Advisors  2014 Continued Excellence Award for Advisors

4 Overview: Hallmark Awards Program  Reflects the scholarly ideals of Phi Theta Kappa  Recognizes superior individual and chapter achievement  Enhances student, advisor, and chapter development Hallmark Awards  Based on competitively-judged application entries  Chapters compete against each other  Exemplify excellence in Society’s Hallmarks

5 Mission Statement The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. Phi Theta Kappa's mission is two-fold: Recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two- year college students and; Provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.

6 Hallmark Award Categories Honors in Action College Project Distinguished Chapter Member Distinguished Chapter Officer Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Paragon Award for New Advisors Distinguished Advisor Continued Excellence Award for Advisors Distinguished College Administrator Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Distinguished Community College State Director Distinguished Chapter Beta Alpha Continued Excellence Regional Awards

7 Let’s Begin Your Award-Winning Ways Log on to ptk.org

8 Let’s Begin Your Award-Winning Ways Log in Username ( address) and Password Address Select your password

9 Let’s Begin Your Award-Winning Ways Click onto to Hallmark Award Icon

10 Rubrics & Questions

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12 Category Deadline Word Count Questions to answer within word count

13 Rubrics & Questions Criteria & Scoring Point Assignment

14 Tips and Excerpts

15 Submitting Your Hallmark Award Entry

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17  Step 1 – Chapter Advisors / Chapter Presidents Set-up Collaboration Teams  Step 2 – Submit Applications  r_embedded&v=-R1c0A7XBrw r_embedded&v=-R1c0A7XBrw

18 Time Management Strategies  Develop and stick to timeline  Use a planner or a weekly (or monthly) schedule  Incorporate your class, meeting, family time activities, and social activities  Check your planner or to do list daily  Consider exams, personal statement deadlines, holidays  Give your advisor time to review & certify entry  Don’t procrastinate!

19 From Personal Experience  Enthusiasm is the key!  Find good proofreaders / editors  Chapter members  Tutorial Center  English instructor(s)  Answer the question!  Review criteria  Use active verbs

20 From Personal Experience  Appreciate that every point counts  And finally - submit before the deadline!

21 Deadlines: Administrator  Wednesday – 10 December :00 PST  College Administrator  Administrator Awards (Gordon, Bennett)  Community College State Director  Regional Awards (Officer, Officer Team)

22 Deadlines: Individual  Wednesday – 14 January :00 PST  Chapter Member  Chapter Officer  Chapter Officer Team  Paragon Award for New Advisor  Distinguished Advisor  Continued Excellence Advisor

23 Deadlines: Project  Wednesday - 28 January :00 PST  Honors in Action  College Project

24 Deadlines: Regional Awards  Wednesday - 28 January :59 p.m. PST  In addition to International Awards:  Yearbook  Travel & Participation  Multimedia  Distinguished Scholar  Distinguished Chapter  Details will be posted on

25 Contact Information Kristine Lowe Cell: 408/ Facebook: Kristine Lowe (on camel) Reference Websites: Main: ptk.org NV/CA: nvcaregion.org

26 Q & A

27 Thank You! Special Thanks to Eric Pham and Tram Pham for photos


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