2016 TLC Recap
October 17, 2016
In this newsletter
Thank you to our Sponsors
Leaders of Promise
Golden Opportunities Scholarships
Texas Regional Hallmark Awards Workshop
2017 Texas Regional Convention
Upcoming Events
East Texas Baptist University
2016 Walter B. Cooper Memorial Scholarship Recipients
TLC Workshop Presenters
TLC Student Panelists and Discussion Leaders
TLC - The Great Debate
To Our Sponsors

We are so thankful and appreciative of our Texas sponsors! Their support allows us to improve our programming and experience for our members and advisors.

Texas A&M
Dallas Baptist University

Leaders of Promise

Dr. Mary Hood Texas Region Scholar:

Kaci Alvarado
Phi Chapter
Weatherford College

2016 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise:

Dale First
Blinn College-Brenham
Miranda Valdez
Blinn College-Bryan
Taylor Hollenshead
College of the Mainland
Conner McEllhiney
Collin College
Christopher Anjorin
Houston Community College
Elisa Cardenas,
Houston Community College
Quynh Nguyen
LSC-Fairbanks Center
Jessica Kivlehen
Hammad Ahmed
LSC-University Park
Dylan McConnell
Northeast Texas Community College
Ryan-Rose Mendoza, Northeast Texas Community College
Sarah Smith
San Jacinto College-Central
Corley Randolph
Tarrant County College-Northeast
Charles Laison
Tarrant County College-Northeast
Shalaundra Manning
Tarrant County College-Southeast
Monique Cavazos
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen
Isai Leguizamo
Tyler Junior College
Sarah Cleckler
Tyler Junior College
Olivia Wynn
Tyler Junior College

Global Leaders of Promise Scholars:

Amelie Ajitha Aloysius Sahayaraj
Collin College
Chenguang Li
McLennan Community College

Golden Opportunity

TRAA awarded the Golden Opportunity Scholarships to the following chapters:

Blinn College-Brenham
Beta Alpha

Kilgore College
Gamma Omicron
Texas Regional Hallmark Awards Workshop

The Texas Region Alumni Association (TRAA) is hosting their annual Regional Hallmark Awards Workshop.

October 29th
9am - 4pm
Lone Star College-Montgomery
3200 College Park Drive, G-102
Conroe, Texas 77384

Registration is $5 and includes lunch. LSC-Montgomery is hosting a Halloween Party afterwards. 
Please RSVP to  celdridge@dcccd.edu or text to 214.621.1487 by October 19th. 

2017 Texas Regional Convention

The 2017 Texas Regional Convention will be held on March 9-11, 2017 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Accommodations have been arranged at the Omni Hotels | Corpus Christi at the rate of $129/night. 

Mark your calendars and plan to join us on the Texas coast in March!


Congratulations to Yvonne Moore from Alpha Alpha Rho Chapter at Lone Star College-North Harris and Cassie Bruner from the Psi Psi Chapter at Brazosport College. Each won a free registration to the 2017 Texas Regional Convention!
Upcoming Events

October 29, 2016
Texas Regional Hallmark Awards Workshop

November 2, 2016
December 1, 2016
Fall Scholarship 
Application Closes
January 6-7, 2017
2017 Texas Regional Convention Planning Committee Meeting, Corpus Christ, Texas

March 9-11, 2017
2017 Texas Regional Convention, Corpus Christi Convention Center and Omni Hotel
April 6-8, 2017
99th Annual Convention, Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee

July 28-30, 2017
2017 Texas Honors Institute
Location (TBD)

October 13-15, 2017
2017 Texas Leadership Conference
Location (TBD)
Alumni and Supporters


2016 Texas Leadership Conference

Thank you all for participating in the 2016 Texas Leadership Conference. We had 375 attendees from 47 chapters and 6 alumni chapters join us for the conference. 

Your Regional Officers planned a wonderful program that engaged members and viewed leadership through case studies of historical events! 

Please let us know what you thought of the conference - Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Heartfelt thanks to our friends at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas for hosting the 2016 Texas Leadership Conference. ETBU rolled out the red carpet for us on their beautiful campus. Special thanks to:

Dr. Thomas Sanders, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Kevin Caffey, Vice President for Enrollment & Administrative Affairs
Blair Prevost, Dean of Students
Rob Williams, Director of Transfer Enrollment
Kerry McClahan, Admissions Counselor (Southwest)
Bryce Hale, Admissions Counselor (Northwest)
Tim Ramos, Director of Media Services

Thank you all for making this a wonderful event for Texas Phi Theta Kappa! We are looking forward to our next visit to ETBU!
Walter B. Cooper Memorial Scholarships

Walter B. Cooper was an advisor for the Alpha Gamma Pi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas. The memories of Mr. Cooper's efforts within and outside of Phi Theta Kappa are still visible today. Mr. Cooper advised students how to become well rounded individuals in each of the society's hallmarks. It is with this concept in mind that the Texas Region Alumni Association presents this scholarship in memory of Walter B. Cooper.

This year three scholarships were awarded from over 40 submissions:

Javier Ruiz
Alpha Zeta Eta
North Lake College

Noah Miller
Beta Lambda Mu
Lone Star College-CyFair

Tanika Santos-Macswain
Alpha Mu Chi
Northeast Texas Community College
Workshop Presenters

Workshops are a great opportunity for Texas chapters to lead and be part of the educational process at conferences. Thanks to those who accepted the leadership challenge to present workshops at TLC: 

Developing a Personal Leadership Philosophy
Psi Psi - Brazosport College
Beta Delta Iota - LSC-Montgomery

Making Leadership Decisions as a New Officer
Alpha Phi Lambda - Blinn College-Bryan
Beta Alpha - Blinn College-Brenham

Understanding Ethical Leadership
Iota Alpha - Trinity Valley Community College
Gamma Omicron - Kilgore College
Zeta Sigma - Texarkana College
Beta Zeta - Paris Junior College

Articulating a Vision
Beta Upsilon Nu - LSC-University Park
Sigma Delta - College of the Mainland

Leading with Goals
Alpha Gamma Pi Austin Community College
Beta Nu - San Antonio College

Making Decisions
Beta Delta Omicron - TCC-Southeast

Guiding Through Conflict
Alpha Omicron - Tyler Junior College
Alpha Omega Omega - Texas State Technical College-Waco
Alpha Mu Chi - Northeast Texas Community College

Realizing Change
Beta Sigma Mu Tarrant County College-Trinity River

Empowering Others
Alpha Zeta Omicron - Cedar Valley College
Omicron Psi - Grayson College
Student Panelists and Discussion Leaders
Discussion group leaders play a very big role in the success of our conference. This year they worked with their groups to view historical case studies through a Leadership lens. One representative was chosen from each group to serve on a panel to discuss how leadership impacted the decisions made in the case study. Thank you to our student panelists, our facilitators, Mary Linder (Omicron Psi, Grayson College) and Oscar Ramos (Alpha Lambda Xi, Lone Star College-Kingwood),  and to the following discussion group leaders who also accepted the leadership challenge, some for first time in this capacity:

Nelson Mandela - Dr. Melissa Fulgham
Margaret Thatcher - Elizabeth McKinley
Mahatma Gandhi - Shewanda Riley
Cesar Chavez - Larry B. Adams
Mother Teresa - Laura Dupree
Martin Luther King - Mary Kohls
Martin Luther King - Dr. Reed Peoples
Princess Diana - Candace Eldridge
George Washington - Nancy Long
George Washington - Dr. Michael Felty
Malala Yousafzai - Lynda Dodgen
John F. Kenneth - Dr. Blake Ellis
Winston Churchill - Dr. Tommy Thompson
Rosa Parks - Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm
The Great Debate

Dr. John "Bo" Rollins, Lone Star College-Tomball, facilitated a lively discussion around Immigration. Only one complaint - the Debate was not long enough. Thank you to each of our faculty advisor panelists:

Dr. Bill Lockhart, McLennan Community College
Lena Denman, Blinn College-Bryan
Joseph "Drew" Denman, Blinn College-Bryan
Sarah Spiker-Rainey, Northeast Texas Community College
Madelyn Bowman, Tarrant County College-South
Dr. Trey Jansen, Weatherford College
Elizabeth McKinley, San Jacinto College-Central
Dr. Jessica Hargis, Collin College
Dr. Nicole Grose, Collin College

  Dalton Wynn
  Tyler Junior College, Alpha Omicron
  Ethan Uslan
  World Champion  Old-Time Pianist
Stay in Touch!

Stay in touch with the Texas Region and let us know what is going on with you and your chapters!