A big hello to all in Wisconsin from me, Brittany Campbell, your new Wisconsin Regional President for 2019-20. I just graduated this Spring with my Liberal Arts Degree and will be starting the Occupational Therapy Assistant two-year degree program in the Fall. I plan to graduate from this program in the Spring of 2021.
In the Fall of 2017 I got invited to join Phi Theta Kappa and I wasn’t sure what it was all about. I looked into the society closer and it seemed like a great organization to be a part of. The chance of getting more scholarship opportunities and resume building made it seem like an investment worth making.
The induction ceremony was pretty cool, but the membership didn’t mean a whole lot until a year later. I reached out to the Beta Beta Psi chapter and inquired about how to get involved. I had just completed summer classes in person which had been the first experience I’d had on campus coming from being an online only student.
After accepting my first leadership role I really started to grow as an individual. I was no longer just a single mom to an amazing 12-year-old girl, I was Brittany the Vice President of Leadership. Through PTK I have found a new purpose and truly enjoy working with some fantastic people on important topics.
After the 2018 Fall Leadership Conference I was truly inspired by our regional officer team. I told my advisor on the way back to our school that I wanted to run for regional office the next year. I worked on my soft skills by completing the Competitive Edge Program after Adrianna Truax, our 2018-19 Regional President, had done a workshop helping us get started and completing the first level on site.
I have had so many opportunities arise this past year related to PTK and I cannot wait to see what this year has in store. I look forward to working with the many chapters in our region and other regions throughout our division. Let’s make the best of the year to come by focusing on the Powers of Connection through fellowship and cohesion. #IAMPTK
Hello Phi Theta Kappans, my name is Jen Boydston and I will be serving as your 2019-2020 Wisconsin Region Vice President. I attend Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, where I recently graduated with an associate in Marketing along with a technical diploma in social media marketing. I am returning to Northcentral Technical College to receive an associate in Business Management.
When I think about the reasons for wanting to become a Regional Officer, it is so hard to come up with just one. Between attending the chapter meetings, regional conferences, and enjoying Catalyst two years in a row; I have made more lifelong friends and memories than I could have imagined. I know I am part of something special. That is a feeling I never expected to get when I first became a member of Phi Theta Kappa.
As the Regional Vice President, I hope to be able to bring a sense of cohesion and unity to our region through leadership and engagement. I also hope to be a helpful resource that any chapter feels they can reach out to if they have questions. I am looking forward to a great year!!!
Communications Director, Angelique Ortiz,
Gateway Technical College
Hello, I’m Angelique Ortiz! I am proud to say that I will be your Wisconsin Region’s Communications Director for the 2019-2020 school year! I am a student at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha and have already completed my Accounting Associates Degree and I’m currently finishing up with my Business Management Degree.
I joined Phi Theta Kappa in the Spring of 2017, while attending our induction ceremony, I was told to run for a chapter officer position and I had put my contact info down. About a week went by that I hadn’t heard anything. Over a year has passed when in the fall of 2018, I had received an email about upcoming chapter meetings, a vote for officers, and that was what I was waiting for! A little late, but I had discovered that our chapter was just starting to get active, which is why it took so long.
Since then, I’ve been able to attend our meetings, our regional conferences, and recently attended my first ever PTK Catalyst in Orlando where I knew I wanted to be involved more within our region, and I decided to pursue the Communications Director position! I appreciate and enjoy being able to participate and experience all the benefits that come with being a Phi Theta Kappan!
As your Regional Communications Director I want to keep everybody updated and acknowledged about their membership and benefits, how to be active within your chapter, and how to apply for scholarships and gain the most from your benefits! I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for all of us! I look forward to meeting different chapters and hope to bring a sense of cohesion and belonging through chapter engagement and leadership.