Alpha Eta Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Awarded Honors in Action Grant Published May 6, 2024

PTK Induction Ceremony

The Alpha Eta Alpha chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) at Rose State College is thrilled to announce that they have been selected to receive an Honors in Action grant of $980. This grant will significantly enhance the chapter's 2024 Honors in Action project. The chapter is conducting research related to culture and the power of stories.  

Under the guidance of advisors Leanne May and Julie Dill-Burnett, the Honors in Action team members — Dynasty Poire, Bethanie Rivas, Emma Miller, and Maleah Blankenship — are eager to embark on their project, which revolves around the theme "Preserving Stories."  

With the Honors in Action grant, the chapter plans to allocate funds for several key purposes. First, officers and members plan to conduct preliminary research at the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City. They will also analyze academic sources to understand the historical context and current challenges related to the preservation of culture, such as Native American languages. Also, the chapter will purchase a two-year subscription to a graphic design program to create professional publications and posters. Finally, the chapter will acquire leather-bound journals. Officers and members will determine the best use of the journals to preserve culture and language.  

The Alpha Eta Alpha chapter is committed to leveraging these funds to broaden its knowledge of Native American language and heritage, publish research findings professionally, and actively contribute to culture/ language preservation efforts. Through this project, the chapter aims to make a meaningful impact on its campus and community while embodying the values of Phi Theta Kappa.  

PTK officers and members are grateful for the chance to receive this grant, which will empower its members to further engage with the Phi Theta Kappa community and advance their commitment to academic excellence and community service.