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SIOUX CITY -- The Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Beta Zeta Mu, will hold its annual convocation on Tuesday at noon at the College’s Rocklin Center.

The convocation themed “How To Cope: Disaster and Trauma” will include a panel of local, national and global leaders who are the first responders to natural disasters and terrorism.

In addition to the convocation, the students are hosting a silent auction with proceeds going to the local Red Cross, the Warming Shelter and Food Bank of Siouxland. Auction items include hotel stays, computers, iPads, restaurant gift cards, jewelry, entertainment gift cards and much more.

Lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m. followed by the panel at noon and breakout groups at 1 p.m.

Presenters at the convocation include Sioux City Police Chief Rex Mueller; Ilya Yacevich, founding director of the Global Trauma Project based in Nairobi, Kenya; Tammy Lee, executive director of the Greater Northwest Iowa Area of the American Red Cross; and Darren Stoub, current member of the Civil Air Patrol trained in emergency services.

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