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Honor society wins at regionals

Omega Sigma Chapter advisors and student officers poise with awards won at the Texas Regional Convention. From left to right: Advisor for Northwest and Coleman Colleges Nicolas Rangel; Advisor for Central and Southeast Colleges Gisela Ables; Advisor for Southwest and Northeast Colleges Nichole Boutte-Heiniluoma; Vice President of Service Nhu Le; Public Relations Officer Rebecca De La Cruz; VP of Administrative Service Tazeen Fatima; VP of Leadership Furqan Khan; President Josue Rodriguez; VP of Scholarship Jamie Manaay; not present VP of Membership Thao Nguyen.

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

March 22, 2017

Houston Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter won multiple regional distinctions. Competing against nearly 50 other chapters, HCC’s Omega Sigma Chapter took home an Honors in Action Award of Distinction, a College Project Award of Merit and the Texas Top Chapter award. The Phi ...

HCC honor society ranks as one of the best in the world

Members and advisers of HCC's Omega Sigma receive one of their four Hallmark Awards at Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society's annual international convention on April 9 in National Harbor, Maryland. Left to Right: International VP Joe Spieldenner, Public Relations Officer Angie Chacko, VP Jessica Nguyen, Adviser Eunice Kallarackal, President Ivan Lopez, Adviser Dr. Gisela Ables, VP Carina Watson, member Alyssa Foley, VP Alexandre Soares, Adviser Dr. Minh He, International President Yanik Etan.

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 21, 2016

Houston Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is now ranked as the seventh most distinguished chapter in the world out of 1,285 chapters. “All the work that we did paid off, and that feeling was incredible,” said Angie Chacko, the group’s public relations officer. She said that wi...

Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members

A new Phi Theta Kappa member signs the official membership record at the society’s spring induction ceremony on April 1.

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 13, 2016

About 60 of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s new members were inducted into the organization in a ceremony on April 1. Maria Straus, HCC’s Dean of College Readiness and former Phi Theta Kappa adviser was the keynote speaker. “This is what Phi Theta Kappa is all about, the community of scholars,” sa...

What’s with the Greek name?

What’s with the Greek name?

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

January 30, 2016

Phi Theta Kappa. Psi Beta. Sigma Alpha Pi. Psi Kappa. Phi Beta Lambda. The National Society of Leadership and Success. The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Use the words ‘Phi’, ‘Psi’, ‘Pi’ or ‘The National Society of’ and you have yourself a student group. If you are asked...

Free tutoring Oct 17

Students studying in the Central HCC library. 
The Central library is one of five locations where Phi Theta Kappa will host Study blasts on Saturday Oct. 17.

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

October 8, 2015

Study blasts will be hosted at five Houston Community College libraries on Saturday Oct. 17, 9 am – 4 pm. The free tutoring, food, refreshments and study time will take place at Central, Alief-Hayes, Eastside, Northline and West Loop campus libraries. “This event is to help students who are struggling in their classes,” said Angie Chacko...

Honor students give advice to freshmen

Society members at the Phi Theta Kappa-Omega Sigma meeting on Sept. 4

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

September 15, 2015

"When you get into HCC, you're going to think, ‘Hey, it's just a community college'. You just go to your class — that's all — and then get out. No! It's not. You have got to participate. You got to go to organizations, you go to clubs. There are so many opportunities," said Nga Phan about HCC's student life, "So just look around, befriend students, befriend your professor, be in clubs. There are a lot of opportunities here....don't just go to school and go home — that's not how students are supposed to do [school]."

Phi Theta Kappa recognizes excellence at spring induction

Here, some of Omega Sigma newest members take their membership pledge at the honor society's induction ceremony on Friday April 10.

Omega Sigma is HCC's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 23, 2015

“It’s not only a great opportunity to meet new people, but it’s also definitely worth it,” said Omega Sigma President Alejandro Sierra on PTK membership, “It’s about learning to be a leader and learning how to succeed in the future.” Sierra said the best part about joining is, “[Making] connections in a business set of mind as well as in a personal set of mind.” Omega Sigma hosts monthly meetings for members throughout the year.

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