2017-2018 Regional Officers


The 2017-2018 Wisconsin Regional Officer Team:

Regional President, Amber Stanczak, Fox Valley Technical College

Hello! My name is Amber Stanczak, and I have the honor of representing my chapter as your Regional President for 2017-2018. I currently attend Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) in Appleton, Wis., and am enrolled in the Practical Nursing Program. Once I complete this program in the Spring of 2018, my goal is to continue in the Nursing Program at FVTC to become a Registered Nurse and, eventually, a Nurse Practitioner.

I joined Phi Theta Kappa in the Fall of 2015, not knowing much about what it had to offer me or what I had to offer the organization. However, I knew it was an academic honor, and I wanted to be part of it. During the Fall semester of 2015, I found myself facing some challenges in my academic journey and was really looking for my place on campus and a support system. Phi Theta Kappa gave me just that. I began attending meetings and quickly became an active member. I gained a great group of friends who not only supported me in PTK, but also in my difficult classes and personal life. I fell in love with PTK and all it had to offer.

In Spring of 2016, I became the Public Relations Officer of my chapter, and a few short months later, I became President. I served as President for one full year, and it was the best experience of my life. I had the opportunity to attend International Conferences in both Washington DC and North Carolina, I worked on and led College Projects and Honors in Action Projects, and I had many networking opportunities with people on campus and in our community, including our College President. The year ended on the highest note possible with my chapter bringing home many Regional Awards and our first International Hallmark Award for Distinguished College Project from PTK Catalyst in Nashville, TN. This is just a taste of my year-long experience.

I am so excited to take on this new leadership role as President of the Wisconsin Region. We are a rapidly growing Region and have so many opportunities awaiting us! My main goal for this year is to make members aware of the opportunities available to both them as individuals and to their chapters. I also want to strengthen communication between chapters and the Region by utilizing our amazing resources such as email, Facebook, Zoom, and the good old fashioned telephone!

The main thing I want members to know is that as a Regional Officer, I am here to serve and help you. I am more than willing to answer any questions you may have and to serve as a resource to you on the Regional Level. I cannot wait to see how the Wisconsin Region grows this year and to get to know all our Wisconsin Chapters!

 

Regional Vice President, Holly DeHaven, Western Technical College

Hello Wisconsin Region! My name is Holly DeHaven. I attend Western Technical College’s Black River Falls campus where I am currently pursuing two Associate Degrees in Accounting and Business Management. I became a member of Phi Theta Kappa in Spring 2016; however, I was not initially active in our chapter due to location barriers and time constraints.

Recently, when time constraints were no longer an issue, I was presented with the opportunity to get involved in Phi Theta Kappa. The answer was an easy “YES”! As a “newbie,” I quickly became aware of the amazing opportunities Phi Theta Kappa has to offer. I couldn’t wait to get my feet wet and begin networking, building professional skills, and making a difference. During the Summer Leadership Academy 2017, this is exactly what I did, and I look forward to a lifetime of additional opportunities in this organization.

For me, attending college at a regional learning center was the greatest challenge to my becoming an active member of Phi Theta Kappa. That’s why increasing awareness, participation, and membership at regional centers and with online students is something I’m passionate about. During my term as the Wisconsin Region Vice President, I hope to help chapters find ways to be more inclusive of all student members. I hope that each student at each two-year college in Wisconsin is aware of his/her opportunities in Phi Theta Kappa and has opportunities to become involved, even if they are not on campus regularly.

I’m looking forward to a great year in 2017-2018! Here’s to learning more about Phi Theta Kappa and helping others take advantage of every opportunity to learn and grow.