March 23, 2011


Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Earns Honors at Regional Event

The Psi Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Northeast Alabama Community College was recently recognized and awarded for achievement at the Phi Theta Kappa Regional Convention held in Phil Campbell, Alabama on March 11-12, 2011.

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.

Northeast’s Psi Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was presented with eight awards at the Phi Theta Kappa Regional Convention in Phil Campbell, Alabama, at Northwest-Shoals Community College. Phi Theta Kappa officers Marie Hall, Savannah Sisco, Noime Campbell, and Liz Callahan attended the convention, accompanied by Chapter Advisor, Brad Fricks.

The Psi Epsilon Chapter was recognized as a Five-Star Chapter at the event and received the Pinnacle Award for increasing membership by at least 10% over the last year. Psi Epsilon was also given the Milestone Award, which recognizes renewed enthusiasm demonstrated by a chapter. The chapter’s Honors in Action event, "Experience the World," received two awards, the Honors in Action Distinguished Issue Award and the Honors in Action Award. Brad Fricks, Chapter Advisor, was awarded the Horizon Award.

The Psi Epsilon chapter was honored to be awarded the Most Distinguished Chapter Award, 1st Finalist. This award places the Psi Epsilon Chapter in the top five distinguished chapters in the state of Alabama. “I am extremely proud of all of the hard work that our officers and chapter members did over the last year as they have demonstrated a sincere desire to better our campus and our community. We are extremely happy to bring this recognition to the college, and we could not have been as successful without the support and encouragement of Dr. David Campbell, President, and the other administrators here at Northeast,” commented Fricks.

“This is an outstanding accomplishment for our students,” stated Dr. David Campbell, NACC President. “Additionally, Mr. Brad Fricks, the faculty sponsor at Northeast, was named one of the best Phi Theta Kappa counselors in the state. Phi Theta Kappa is a great opportunity for our students to develop their leadership skills and they have certainly done that at Northeast. Congratulations are in order for all involved. Their achievements reflect very positively on the college.”

Pictured are NACC PTK Officers: (L-R, front) Savannah Sisco, Noime Campbell, Marie Hall; (back) Olivia Dodd, Liz Callahan, Shane Glover, Macy McFall, and Laura O’Tinger. Not pictured is Beth Garrett.

Phi Theta Kappa officers are currently preparing to represent NACC at the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in Seattle, Washington in April. The officers will attend workshops, interact with other Phi Theta Kappa members from across the United States, and hear globally-recognized speakers.

Phi Theta Kappa is the national honorary society for two-year college students. For more information about Phi Theta Kappa and its programs, you may contact Brad Fricks at