A Northeast State student earned national recognition as a distinguished member of the Alpha Iota Chi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.
Willie Riddle was among 30 Phi Theta Kappa members honored with a National Distinguished Chapter Member Award presented by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society during the annual convention in April. Award recipients received commemorative medallions during the Hallmark Awards Gala.
Riddle earned Distinguished Chapter member awards from his peers in Alpha Iota Chi, the PTK Regional Competition held for Tennessee chapters, and at the national competition. Distinguished Chapter Members must be nominated by their chapters through the Hallmark Awards application process, and are chosen based on a student’s embodiment of the Hallmarks of the Society (Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship) through Honors in Action and other chapter activities. They were selected by a panel of judges from more than 150 nominees internationally.
Riddle was inducted into the Alpha Iota Chi chapter during the 2013-14 academic year. He won the program award as Outstanding Student in Information Technology at Northeast State at the College’s Honors Convocation in April.
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. Nearly 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 131,000 students inducted annually.