Vote, Vote, Voting!: An Inside Look into our Election Day Meeting by Michaela Correa

Julius Diaz preparing to give his campaign speech
Photo by Marcelina Washington
Vote, vote, voting!

That was the exciting happening of the final meeting of the semester, picking four new executive board members! We had professional looking ballets and everything!

There was something absolutely wonderful about listening to the heartfelt speeches of the people I have come to consider very good friends as they attempted to plead their case and prove just how qualified they are for the role. I wished I could have voted for all of them, every single candidate was wonderful and I loved them all so much. It was insanely difficult to vote for only three of them, as I am sure everyone agrees.
Despite this happening during the final meeting of the semester, it never once held a feeling of finality; all I could feel was the anticipation of jumping right back into it next semester

In the end, I am overwhelmingly proud of everyone who was involved and I want to give a big, big congratulations to our winners: Deborah N. Freire, Julius Diaz, Patricia Zeballos, and Elizabeth Ildefonso! To all those who didn't get elected, I wish you all the luck in the world because I hope to see you all run again next semester!

Stay tuned for more blog entries to be written after finals and good luck to everyone during finals week!

Executive Board Elections: And the WINNERS ARE!!!

All of our amazing candidates!
photo by Marcelina Washington 

Dear Alpha Kappa Chapter!

Executive Board Members Julio and Alvad passing the torch.
Photo by Marcelina Washington
Yesterday at our general meeting we had our Executive Board Elections. Each of our candidates gave moving speeches on how they could benefit our chapter as Executives and it wasn't an easy decision by a long shot.
Well the votes have been tallied and our new Executive Board Team are:

Julius Diaz
Deborah N. Freire
Elizabeth Ildefonso
Patricia Zeballos

Congratulations to our victors and to all the candidates that ran. I am truly proud of all of our members and I expect to see each and everyone of you when we get back from summer break.

See you all next semester and I wish you all a whole hearted good luck on finals!

Marcelina Washington
Minutes Officer and Blog Admin
Phi Theta Kappa
Alpha Kappa Chapter

THIS WEDNESDAY: Induction Ceremony Reminder!

Just a reminder for folks who didn't attend our last meeting or for those who don't have a Facebook page.

This springs Induction Ceremony for new members will take place,

THIS: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
FROM: 4 - 5:30pm in Theater II, followed by a celebratory dinner in the Richard Harris Terrace
AT: BMCC's Main Campus, 199 Chambers Street

Though it is an induction ceremony, all members, past and present are encouraged to attend and lend support to our newest members.
Also don't forget to RSVP to the E-Invite sent to your email address and let us know if your coming and bringing a guest.

I look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday!!

Marcelina Washington
Minutes Officer and Blog Admin.

Honor Society in ACTION! by Michaela Correa

Photo by Marcelina Washington
With emotions running high and my heart still racing, I am so happy to say that I feel the Honors in Action Project was an absolute success!

Today we, the members of PTK, got to see everything we have worked on for the last few weeks come together! From the Beginnings of Technology, with the wonderful Raven as our leader and myself to present, to the heated debate between our pseudo-politicians on Pro and the pseudo-activists on Con, all the way to the wonderfully fun futuristic presenters, everything had such a feeling of wonder and excitement! It was a wonderful moment in time and I am so happy to have been a part of it.

Though I was a bit biased, and gave a rather passionate argument for the con side of the debate, I adored how well Pro handled everything, it really felt like they were politicians.
I am so proud of everyone involved, including those who didn’t present. The audience was wonderful and polite, the researchers were thorough, everyone seems so passionate and confident, and I loved every single part. With passionate speeches from Raven, Julio, and Debbie, the meeting started and ended with a sense of togetherness that lasted long after I walked out of the conference room!

I can’t wait to see the video of our entire presentation and I especially can’t wait for all the things to come in my next two semesters with PTK!

Honors in Action Presentation Day is Finally Upon Us by Michaela Correa

photo credit: michael+yan via photopin cc
With all of our plans and ideas now coming together for the final product, I think we are all very excited. Now the question on everyone’s minds is: What will our roles be on presentation day?
As one of the people who did research and who will also be presenting this research on Wednesday, I am filled with butterflies but I know I’m not the only one. Whether you are presenting, whether you did research, or whether you will be helping out on the day of, there is a bit of nervous energy along with all the excitement.
Regardless, I think this is going to go great. Rehearsals start Monday, two days before the big day! I wish everyone the best of luck, and, for everyone who did research, thank you so much for the time spent!
I can’t wait to see everyone on Monday but for now, enjoy your weekends and see you all soon!