Northeast State student chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society earned numerous awards for organizational and individual student accomplishments at the society’s 2012 regional and international convention held in Nashville.
The College’s Alpha Iota Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa received the prestigious Chapter of Light Award signifying the chapter went beyond the call of duty in fulfilling the Phi Theta Kappa hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, and Five Star Developmental status. A Five Star Chapter designation represents the highest level of achievement by a chapter in Phi Theta Kappa.
At the Tennessee Regional Convention, the chapter officer team received a third place award for Most Distinguished College Project, a Distinguished Issue Award for its work on the issue of education, and a second place award as the Region’s Most Distinguished Chapter.
Student members of Alpha Iota Chi also were recognized for their outstanding work as student leaders in the society.
Carolyn Keys was selected as Alpha Iota Chi’s most distinguished chapter member, and at the Tennessee Regional Convention, she took second place as the Most Distinguished Chapter Member of the Tennessee Region.
Brooke Boone was selected as one of the Chapter’s Most Distinguished Officers for 2011-12, and she took third place as the Most Distinguished Chapter Officer of the Tennessee Region.
Brittany Thomas was chosen as one of the Chapter’s Most Distinguished Officers for 2011-12, and she took first place as the Most Distinguished Chapter Officer of the Tennessee Region. In addition, at the International Convention, Brittany was one of only 30 officers selected out of 1,200 chapters worldwide as a Most Distinguished Chapter Officer.
Chapter officer awards are given based on the recipients’ demonstration of leadership, promotion of Honors in Action and other Society activities, and enthusiasm for PTK hallmarks.
Northeast State faculty advisor Jane Honeycutt earned a Paragon award, given to advisors with less than four years of service. She was recognized for significant contributions to the growth of individual members, service as the chapter’s advocate on campus, and encouraging the chapter’s involvement on the local, regional, and/or international levels of the organization.
Phi Theta Kappa recognizes academic excellence in the two-year college with more than two million students inducted since the society’s founding in 1918. The society is composed of more than 1,200 chapters at community, technical and junior colleges in all 50 states and several foreign countries.