March 11, 2014


Regional Honors for Phi Theta Kappa Chapter

Northeast Alabama Community College’s Psi Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was recently recognized and awarded for achievement at the Phi Theta Kappa Regional Convention held in Birmingham, Alabama on March 7-8, 2014.

Phi Theta Kappa's mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.

The Psi Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was presented with five awards at the Phi Theta Kappa Regional Convention in Birmingham, Alabama, at Jefferson State Community College. Phi Theta Kappa officers Alicia Bearden, John Clements, Scott Ivey, Justin Miller, and Dusty Trotman attended the convention, accompanied by chapter advisor, Brad Fricks.

Besides being recognized as a Five-Star Chapter at the event, the chapter’s Honors in Action project, “Food Insecurity in Northeast Alabama” received two awards, the Honors in Action Distinguished Theme Award and the Honors in Action Project Award. The Psi Epsilon chapter was also honored to be recognized as a Distinguished Chapter in the Alabama Region. In addition, Northeast was awarded the Most Distinguished Chapter Award, 3rd Finalist. This award places the Psi Epsilon Chapter in the top five distinguished chapters in the state of Alabama. “This officer team has worked extremely hard to better our campus and our community. I am proud of their team work and all that they have accomplished. We are happy to bring this recognition to the college, and we could not have been as successful without the support and encouragement of Dr. Campbell and all the faculty and staff here at Northeast,” commented Fricks.

Phi Theta Kappa officers are currently preparing to represent Northeast Alabama Community College at the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in Orlando, Florida in April. The officers will attend workshops, interact with other Phi Theta Kappa members from across the United States, and hear globally-recognized speakers. For more information about Phi Theta Kappa and its programs, you may contact Brad Fricks at

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Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Officers show the regional awards earned by the NACC chapter. They are (L-R) Scott Ivey, Dusty Trotman, John Clements, Alicia Bearden, and Justin Miller.