January 31, 2023

Coastal Bend College

The latest official news from CBC!

Dr. Espinoza Takes Home Two Awards and PTK Takes Home Four Awards

     Coastal Bend College President Beatriz T. Espinoza received the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction at the National Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Convention held in Kansas City, Missouri on (insert date). At the region PTK Convention held in Houston, Texas, Dr. Espinoza was presented with the PTK Texas Hall of Honor of College Presidents and CEO’s for the Texas Region of Phi Theta Kappa. Both of these distinctions are awarded to college presidents on the basis of outstanding efforts made toward promoting the goals of PTK.

     The Coastal Bend College Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Rho Lambda Chapter received the following awards at the Texas Regional conference. Awards were for the Texas region five-star chapter plans awards three stars to Rho Lambda Chapter on March 2018. CBC’s PTK also won an award of merit and an award of participation for their project: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). More details about VITA can be found on page 25. Also awarded was the most improved chapter for the growth of the chapter from 90 students in 2016 to 162 students in 2017 as well as their increased participation in numerous college and community events. Thank you to the advisors of the Coastal Bend College PTK Rho Lambda Chapter.

     Coastal Bend College’s (CBC) Rho Lambda chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) hosted a spring induction ceremony at CBC Beeville, CBC Alice, CBC Kingsville, and CBC Pleasanton for it’s newest members.

     PTK is an international academic honor society that promotes scholarship amongst two-year college students. PTK provides students with the opportunity to develop a specific skill set focused on honor, leadership and service. In order to be eligible for PTK membership, students must successfully complete 12 credit hours and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Once a student has successfully completed all specified requirements, they are invited to join CBCs Rho Lambda chapter of PTK.  Being a member of PTK has its benefits such as being able to add leadership roles to your resume, travel to different conferences, and become a part of something much larger than yourself connecting you to a much larger network of students.