During the Iowa Regional Leadership Conference for Phi Theta Kappa, Feb. 24-25, 2022, in Ankeny, Southwestern Community College (SWCC) student Wiley Ray of Orient and faculty members Joe Pastorino and Dr. Dan Platt, both advisors for SWCC's Phi Theta Kappa chapter, joined dozens of other Iowa honor students and faculty advisors for two days of education and celebration.

Also representing SWCC at the conference was Jody Nedley-Newcomb, adjunct sociology instructor and PTK advisor emerita. At the conference, Nedley-Newcomb was recognized with the “Distinguished Chapter Advisor” award, and Thomas Esterhuyse, SWCC student and PTK member, won the Distinguished Chapter Officer award. Nedley-Newcomb and Esterhuyse were selected for these prestigious leadership awards out of 27 Phi Theta Kappa chapters in Iowa.

Congratulations to all!