Congratulations to Beta Alpha Zeta Members, Officers, and Advisors!

This past weekend, our chapter, Beta Alpha Zeta, was proud to cohost the annual Phi Theta Kappa Carolinas Regional Convention alongside Fayetteville Technical Community College. Our officers (President Brie McGhee, Main Campus Vice President Jacki Kotlarz, North Campus Vice President Charles Howe, and Recording Secretary Tiffiny Wolf), Phi Theta Kappa members (Xena Eriksen and Muhammad Ibrahim), and advisors (Mr. Steven Hill, Ms. Erin Wedehase, and Mr. Jean-Pierre Kamuabo) represented Wake Tech at this conference, which was held at the Hilton Double-Tree in Durham.

We received the following awards: Carolina Region Five Star Chapter Plan Award – Five Star Level, Most Distinguished Chapter Award and Certificate of Excellence, the Carolinas Super Stars Award for Outstanding Participation in the Carolinas Region Honors in Action Program and the Carolinas Region Service Program, and the Distinguished Chapter Award (in appreciation of outstanding efforts contributing to the growth of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Carolinians Region Regional Conference hosted by Beta Alpha Zeta Spring 2017-Host Award). We were also proud to have members Brie McGhee and Muhammad Ibrahim join the Phi Theta Kappa Hall of Honor for their dedication and contributions. Muhammad also received the Most Distinguished Chapter Member Award.

Please join us in congratulating everyone on their hard work and achievement. Thank you to our wonderful officer team, advisors, and dedicated members who made this all possible!   Also, please join us in congratulating our very own Recording Secretary, Tiffiny Wolf, who was just elected this past weekend at the Carolinas Regional Convention as the new Carolinas Region Secretary! We are very proud to have one of our own representing the Phi Theta Kappa Carolinas Region. Great job, Tiffiny!


PTK-BAZ Tshirts

Our Fall Induction Ceremony is tonight at 7:00pm on Main Campus In the Student Services Building Conference Center.
If you would like to order at PTK-BAZ Chapter T-shirt, we will be taking orders tonight. The shirts are $20 each and must be paid by CASH ONLY.  Please see one of the Officers or Advisors and we will help you place your order. A picture of the T-shirt is attached.
Congratulations to all the new members and we look forward to seeing you tonight!

Meet the Candidates for Recording Secretary

Here are the bios for our two candidates for the Recording Secretary position.  Please take some time to review as we will be voting at our next meeting this Friday, October 7 at 2:30pm.

Tabarek Mohammed Ali

My name is Tabarek and I am a new member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society club. I am majoring in associate in science at wake tech. I would describe myself as a social, extrovert person. I like communicating with people and helping them.  I have strong work ethics and integrity, where I work as a clerk in store providing and informing customers about the products.  I loving working and be responsible and do the best I can to satisfy customers .I also have computer, software skills . I have proficiency in using Microsoft and I can type speedily. I am interested in running as a recording secretary because I like taking responsibility and be in charge of the club, it makes me confident and improve my leadership skills. I am highly organized person which I think i am fit for this position, because I like coordinating, organizing, and maintaining events schedule, record attendance, and take notes during meeting. I am always willing to learn new things and gain skills such as leadership and help everyone.

Thank you very much.

Tiffiny Wolf

Tiffiny Wolf is currently a third-year student at Wake Technical Community College, where she is currently enrolled in the Associates’ of Engineering Program. Scheduled to graduate this upcoming Spring, she intends to apply for admission to continue her studies at a four-year university, majoring in both Science, Technology and Society as well as Economics, with a minor in Industrial Engineering. Discovering a passion for helping others via volunteer activities at an early age, in addition to communicating via the written word, Tiffiny currently has a forthcoming edition of her Spring Honors Thesis project (looking at the impact of the technological revolution on both society and the economy, with three separate case studies including original research) which is slated for publication and distribution in the future; the advance copies of this book have been particularly well-received. Her work has also been published in The Wake Review, where she served as the non-fiction editor during the 2015-16 academic year.

In addition to her writing and research interests, Tiffiny is also heavily involved in the community. Recently completing a two-year stint as the Vice-President of Fundraising in addition to sitting on the Board of Directors of her religious institution (during her tenure, she oversaw several events, raising many thousands of dollars for such things as anti-bullying programs and community outreach), she also taught in the religious school as the Social Justice Coordinator, helping the students not only choose and implement programs to help the people in the community, but also implemented a program on the MLK holiday she called “A Day On, NOT a Day Off” where dozens of people showed up and worked to help comfort the homeless in the community (she additionally worked with the local Federation to assist them in making their similar event at her institution a success). A member of the National Society of Leadership and Success as well as Futures Club, she was recently selected as the Membership Chair for the Economics Club. During this past summer, Tiffiny not only traveled to Selma, Alabama to participate in a week-long Nonviolence and Conflict Reconciliation training event hosted by Something New (a non-profit she was introduced to during her involvement with the Wake Tech Alternative Spring Break trip), she also recently was invited to travel to Richmond, Virginia to attend the Fight for Fifteen convention and help advocate for an increase in worker pay to reflect a true living wage. Involved in the Honors Program, she additionally participates in the Service Learning Program, as well as also serving dinners on Friday nights at the Wilmington Street Men’s Shelter when the opportunity arises. She is also looking forward to continuing her involvement with The Wake Review this year. Having been a member of Phi Theta Kappa since Fall 2015, she attends most meetings and works toward furthering the Phi Theta Kappa ideal of leadership and service to the best of her ability. Lastly, she is active in advocacy work relating to social justice issues, working with others in the community in an effort to encourage positive change.

Why am I campaigning for the position of Recording Secretary? A vitally important job, the Recording Secretary enable members who were not able to be present to follow the discussion and decisions that were made during the meeting, but allows for a record to be available in the future, allowing resolution and discussion in cases of questions of the intent behind a previously implemented decision, revisiting previously tabled issues, and summarizing and publishing those minutes (within the limitations of the organization’s bylaws) to all members. These minutes are legal records, and it is important to ensure that they are collected and maintained in an appropriate manner that reflects this reality; my previously served Board position taught me that following the bylaws and keeping good records not only saved a great deal of time, but hassle.