Independence, Kansas-April 14, 2017-Independence Community College’s (ICC) Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society recently attended the PTK International Conference in Nashville, Tennessee at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.
The theme at this year’s conference was “Catalyst,” which referred to the transformation of each chapter, as well as one’s self for the better.
Sophomore, Curtis Walters received the Distinguished Regional Officer award for his service as regional president for the year 2016-2017.
The ICC Phi Theta Kappa chapter will attend the Honors Institute in Chicago, Illinois in June.
The group attended breakout sessions related to scholarships, leadership, and enriching their selves and other people’s lives. Keynote speakers at the conference included Dr. Jennifer Arnold, from the television series, Little People Big World, Platon, a world-renowned 21st-century photographer who has taken presidential portraits, and Jamie Hyneman, star of the popular TV series, MythBusters.
The students visited numerous area historical sites, including the Parthenon in Centennial Park, Nashville's premier urban park. The re-creation of the 42-foot statue Athena is the focus of the Parthenon just as it was in ancient Greece. The building itself and the Athena statue are both full-scale replicas of the Athenian originals.