Phi Theta Kappa Students Aid YWCA's Women's Shelter

Published 12.19.2000

Student News

Residents of the Williamsport YWCA's Women's Shelter benefited recently from a project performed by 13 Pennsylvania College of Technology members of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for associate-degree students.

The Phi Theta Kappa students donated and collected enough items to assemble nearly three dozen personal-care packs, which they have delivered to the Women's Shelter. Items in the packet included bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, combs, toothbrushes, toothpaste and soap. The students also prepared a gift packet filled with assorted toiletries − cologne, hand lotion and shampoo − that will be distributed by the shelter's staff.

"Thanks to the many donations from College staff and faculty, Phi Theta Kappa members were able to prepare 35 personal-care packs for the Women's Shelter," said Pamela B. Schappert, associate professor of maternal/child health nursing at Penn College and co-adviser to the group with Linda L. Crayton, who is also an associate professor of maternal/child health nursing. "These packs provide much-needed supplies for families at a challenging time."

The Phi Theta Kappa students who participated are: Cherie A. Brown, East Waterford, Dental Hygiene; Anthony J. Fioretti, Williamsport, Microcomputer Applications Development; Elizabeth A. Hollingsworth, Muncy, Legal Assistant Paralegal Studies; Candice P. Johnson, Jersey Shore, Computer Information Systems-Networking and Technical Support; Dallas W. Kinley Jr., Mill Hall, Business Management; Ann T. McMahon, Williamsport, Office Information Systems; Amy B. Phillips, Baltimore, Md., Baking and Pastry Arts; Jennifer A. Sauder, Camp Hill, Dental Hygiene; Victoria L. Stryker, Williamsport, Business Management; Nicholas E. Titter, Media, Building Construction Technology; Eunice N. Wensel, Beech Creek, Human Services; Kristofer S. Winter, Cogan Station, Aviation Technology; and Susan R. Zaydell, Williamsport, Computer Information Systems-Networking and Technical Support.

The packets were delivered to the Women's Shelter by Fioretti (the chapter president) and Stryker.

Established in 1918, the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of associate-degree students while providing opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming. Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education, with more than 1.3 million members and 1,100 chapters in 50 states, the U.S. territories, Canada, Germany and Japan.