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 International Convention held in National Harbor, MD, on April 7-9, 2016. Phi Theta Kappa officers Natalie Hitchcock, Griffin Horton, Ramsey Knott, Trent Linderman, and Hannah Wootten attended the convention, accompanied by Chapter Advisor, Brad Fricks.
At the convention, NACC received two international awards. The officer team received the Distinguished Officer Team Award for outstanding leadership and teamwork. The Psi Epsilon Chapter was also named a Distinguished Chapter. This designation is given to chapters who excel at Phi Theta Kappa’s two major projects, the Honors in Action Project and the College Project. This year, the chapter’s honors project was based on the intersection of space exploration and popular culture, and the chapter’s college service project centered on raising student awareness about transfer to a four-year institution. Phi Theta Kappa President, Trent Linderman, commented, “I am so proud of our officer team and our chapter for all of the hard work that went into our activities this year.”
Prior to the International Convention, Northeast Alabama Community College hosted the Phi Theta Kappa Alabama Regional Convention. On March 4-5, around 200 community college students, advisors, and administrators from across Alabama visited the NACC campus to participate in educational forums, develop leadership skills, and recognize their accomplishments.
NACC student Hannah Wootten, the 2015-2016 Alabama Regional President, presided over the convention. Students and advisors participated in general sessions and educational forums. At the convention awards luncheon, Chief Deputy District Attorney Bob Johnston from the Ninth Judicial Circuit was the featured speaker, sharing his advice and thoughts about the rights and responsibilities of United States citizens. During the awards ceremony, the NACC chapter was awarded with the Distinguished Officer Team Award, an Honors in Action Project Award, and a Continued Excellence Distinguished Chapter Award.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, plus Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 134,000 students inducted annually. For more information about how to get involved with Phi Theta Kappa and its programs, contact Brad Fricks at email@example.com.