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The Mu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) recently received the Distinguished Honors in Action project and Distinguished Honors in Action Theme award at the 2021 PTK International Convention for their research project “Trauma and Loss: Improving COVID-19 Mental Health Outcomes.” The 2020-2021 officer team of Reagan Alsbaugh, Destiny Bridgeman, Nick Harrison, and Seyton Thomas participated in the virtual conference in April.

During the year, PTK International releases several research themes and Mu Chapter focused on Theme 7: Life and Death. “I watched the world change drastically due to Covid-19 and knew this was a topic to research and write about,” said Grove Sophomore Destiny Bridgeman. “Death is not an easy thing to think about, and when the world was at a standstill and death had to be acknowledged, I knew there would be an impact from that.”

With over 1,400 chapters around the world, PTK is the oldest international two-year college honor society in the world and NEO’s Mu Chapter was the first established outside of the state of Missouri and is the second-oldest continually operating chapter in the world. For more information on PTK’s scholarship, leadership, and service programming, contact advisor LaShawna Powers at lashawna.powers@neo.edu. (Photo: Mu Chapter 2020-2021 Officer Team: Nick Harrison, Seyton Thomas, Destiny Bridgeman, and Reagan Alsbaugh.)


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