CSCC's PTK Honored at Regional Convention

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CSCC's PTK Honored at Regional Convention

Holly Vincent
Monday, March 14, 2016 12:12 PM
Students, All

CLEVELAND, TN. – Cleveland State Community College’s Omega Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society was recently honored at the annual Tennessee Region Phi Theta Kappa Convention at Roane State Community College in Harriman, TN. Members and advisors from 14 Tennessee chapters competed for recognition in the Society’s Hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship. Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of the two-year college and the largest honor society in the world.
During the event, one member was elected to regional office. Cole Barnes was elected as Vice President of East Tennessee. Anna McDade and Bryan Hidalgo were recognized as All-American Team Scholars.

“We are very proud of our 2015-2016 chapter officers and excited to have one of our members as a new regional officer,” stated PTK Advisor Marchelle Wear. “We are looking forward to some new events for PTK in the upcoming year.”

For its commitment to chapter development, the Omega Omicron Chapter was recognized as being a Four Star Level chapter, the second highest development distinction that can be earned. This year, the Omega Omicron Chapter participated in a service project that included the hands on education of elementary students on the importance of the restoration of the coral reefs.

The Omega Omicron incoming and outgoing officers plan to attend the International Convention in Washington D.C. in April to learn strategies for successful leadership and planning for the chapter’s projects in the coming year. Omega Omicron Chapter Secretary Emily Phillips is running for the Vice President of Division II at the International Convention.

“I’m excited to represent both my chapter and our region,” stated Phillips. “I really enjoy my involvement with PTK. I feel like it is helping me to develop strong leadership skills, and I’m excited to take it to the next level.”
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of the two-year college and has the largest membership of any honor society in the world with chapters in all fifty states, Guam, Germany, Canada, and Japan. The Society bases its total programming on its commitment to excellence in the four Hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship. The Hallmark Awards competition is conducted annually and recognizes chapters and individual achievement. Individual and chapter awards are based on essays; programming; letters of recognition; scholarship; service to and leadership in the community and college; and honor society participation.

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