Chapter officers for LWTech's chapter, Beta Iota Tau, are active Phi Theta Kappa members who have been elected by their fellow members. They provide leadership for our chapter.
Program: Currently fulfilling prerequisites for a 4-year pharmacy program
Graduating: Spring 2020
Joined PTK: Winter 2019
Why are you a member of PTK? I had joined the honor societies in both my junior and high schools and had seen firsthand how that had benefited me academically.
Why did you want to be a chapter officer? I saw a need in our humble little chapter and after attending PTK's annual convention, Catalyst, I was overflowing with ideas on how we could improve.
What is one things students should know about PTK? There are a lot of incredible opportunities PTK offers its students, but it takes more than just being a member to get the full benefit. If students make an effort to network, attend meetings, and take part in the service projects, they will put themselves in the best position to succeed.
What is your secret to maintaining your GPA? I keep a planner with absolutely every deadline because that has been what has snubbed me in the past. I also ask for help - reaching out to tutors in those subjects which I know will be a struggle.
My name is Pablo Bautista. I was born in Bogotá, Colombia where I spent the first 18 years of my life. Fortunately, I was able to learn English from a very young age and I had the opportunity to go to an international high school. There I was actively involved with student leadership as a student council vice president and yearbook editor. After I finished high school, I decided to move to the United States to pursue my college education. However, I realized that being here on my own came with other challenges. I was faced with injustice and stereotypes because of the color of my skin. I know I am not the only one that has felt this way, and for that reason I want to be part of the change. By being here, I am fulfilling my dream of becoming a professional in the field of Computer Science and at the same time taking action to accurately empower those whose voice has not been heard. Through Phi Theta Kappa I desire to help others grow as leaders so that they can also be part of the change.
I am a current student in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Behavioral Health program and am in my 4th year here at LWTech. This is my second term as Vice President of Scholarship for PTK and have been a proud member since 2016. In 2018, I received the All-Washington Academic Team Award, and was 1 of 50 students in the country to receive the Phi Theta Kappa Coca-Cola Gold Scholar Award. My experience with PTK since these honors has been nothing but positive and motivating for my future career in Behavioral Health. I have been humbled by these recognitions and have found a new sense of confidence in my abilities to take on new challenges and succeed. I would not be where I am today without the support and opportunities that PTK has provided me.
Chapter Officers are selected by outgoing Chapter Officers during Winter quarter each year.
Chapter Officer eligibility requirements:
For more information on filling a currently vacant position or running for a Chapter Officer position for 2019-2020 contact the Chapter President.
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