Krause was selected from nearly 500 Phi Theta Kappa chapters representing more than over 1.5 million members from around the world.
"This recognition made me step back and look at the impact I have made," says Krause of the award. "I realize that it is okay to be proud of what I have done. However, it was not only my efforts that earned me this award; the support of my chapter, especially the advisor and officers, made me strive to excel."
The Distinguished Member Award is part of the society's Hallmark Awards Program, a capstone awards competition that recognizes excellence in programs that promote the Phi Theta Kappa four hallmarks: scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship. Exceptional members, officers, advisors, college administrators and chapters are recognized annually at the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention. A complete list of awards winners and award category descriptions is available at www.ptk.org/hallmarks/.
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ABOUT PHI THETA KAPPA
Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of two-year colleges, has recognized academic excellence in the two-year college system since 1918. The Society is comprised of more than 1,200 chapters at community, technical and junior colleges in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, U.S. Territories, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, the United Arab Emirates, the Republic of Palau and the British Virgin Islands, making it the largest and most prestigious honor society serving two-year college system. Membership is based primarily upon academic achievement. The organization offers a myriad of opportunities for scholarships, intellectual enrichment and personal development through programs based on the society's hallmarks.