Etiquette Trainer Addresses Phi Theta Kappa

Etiquette Trainer Addresses Phi Theta Kappa

Members of Eta Gamma pose for a picture with Chapter Advisor Linda McFate.

Fifteen representatives of the Eta Gamma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa represented Coffeyville Community College at the Kansas-Nebraska Region Leadership Conference.  The event was held September 23-24 at Fort Hays State University.  Following registration, the CCC students participated in a chapter introduction competition where their cheer/chant received third place.  General Session 1 also included regional goals, regional Hallmark Award changes, the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Marathon, and international Headquarters update.

The evening program featured the "Art of Business Dining" with dinner in the university Black and Gold Ballroom.  Keynote speaker was Rachel Wagner, certified corporate etiquette and international protocol consultant from Tulsa.  Ms. Wagner presided "Formal Dining Etiquette" between the four courses of the evening meal.  The evening concluded with leadership and Phi Theta training and a stop at Freddie's for ice cream.

On September 24, the etiquette training continued with a focus on "Business Etiquette for Career Success, Who Wants to Outclass the Competition in the Job Market?" Leadership and Phi Theta Kappa training continued with an advisers' session presented by Eta Gamma Adviser, Linda McFate. The afternoon program consisted of a region business meeting, Honors in Action Project, and break-out sessions on alumni, Five Star Chapter Plan, and scholarship writing presented by Eta Gamma officers Lisha Lamb and Cristin Shepard.  Additional break-out sessions included membership recruitment and involvement, regional officer benefits, fundraising 101, and Competitive Edge.

Representing the Eta Gamma Chapter at the conference were:  Tim Munday, Elia Saucedo, Rebecca Bell, Keylis Parra, Cristin Shepard, Jenna Teague, Lisha Lamb, Ray Darbro, Karl Wittenburg, Kenny Dodson Wesley Merritt, and Melissa Loibl.  The next event for the chapter will be the Honors in Action Pilgrimage October 13-16.