New Mexico Region Information
The New Mexico Region of Phi Theta Kappa was officially formed in January 1997.
The Region supports scholarship and academic excellence in accredited two-year community and technical colleges in the New Mexico region. The Region’s programming enhances the development and growth of its members and provides greater service to colleges and local communities within the Region, and to the Phi Theta Kappa International Organization.
Specific regional programs include scholarships for regional and international events, regional conferences and conventions, officer training and travel to chapters within the region, mailings, and awards.
Regional programs are supported almost entirely by chapter dues through the induction of new members. Chapters in good standing are eligible for various regional programs, such as awards competitions and regional officer elections. Registration fees for regional events are used for event-related expenses.
Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell
Eastern New Mexico University – Ruidoso
New Mexico Junior College
Central New Mexico Community College
New Mexico Military Institute
New Mexico State University – Carlsbad
New Mexico State University – Dona Ana
New Mexico State University – Alamogordo
New Mexico State University – Grants
Clovis Community College
Luna Community College
Northern New Mexico College
San Juan College
Santa Fe Community College
University of New Mexico – Los Alamos
University of New Mexico – Taos
Mesalands Community College
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
University of New Mexico – Valencia
University of New Mexico – Gallup
The Phi Theta Kappa Awards program consists of two parts: 1) the Five-Star Chapter Plan, and 2) the Hallmark Awards Program. The Five-Star Chapter Plan allows the chapter to set its own goal and plan its program to achieve the desired level. All chapters are encouraged to participate in the Five-Star Chapter Plan. Each chapter will receive a certificate from International Headquarters indicating the level achieved (which may be higher or lower than the projected goal). This certificate will be presented at the Regional Convention in the spring.
Chapters are encouraged to compete in the Regional and International Hallmark Awards Programs. New Mexico Regional Awards Program is designed to recognize and encourage excellence. Each chapter’s entries are very important to the growth, development, and quality of chapter programming as well as to the growth and development of the region.
The individual and chapter awards criteria for entering the Regional competitions are the same as those for International Awards. Chapters should submit their award entries to the International office, for judging for international and regional awards.