Northeast State students named to PTK All-Tennessee Team

Northeast State students Paul Taylor and Victoria Hewlett have been named to the All-Tennessee Community College Academic Team of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

Hewlett is a double major in Sociology and Speech Communication. She is regional vice president for East Tennessee for Phi Theta Kappa. A member of the College’s Alpha Iota Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Hewlett is an Honors student and member of the President’s List with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. She is also an officer in Northeast State’s Student Government organization, the Council for Leadership, Advocacy, and Student Success (CLASS). Hewlett has competed with the Northeast State Debate Team and is a member the Toastmaster’s Club. She plans on attending St. John’s College in New Mexico.

Taylor will graduate this spring with three associate degrees in Public Relations/
Advertising, Speech Communication, and Sociology. Taylor is also an Honors student and member of the President’s List with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. He is student president of C.L.A.S.S., a member of the Northeast State Debate Team, and a member of Alpha Iota Chi. He is also student president of Volunteer Northeast State which organizes volunteer opportunities for students throughout the year. Taylor plans on attending East Tennessee State University this fall and pursuing a bachelor’s degree and graduate degree in Speech Communication.

(From left) Jeff McCord, Victoria Hewlett, Paul Taylor, and Jane Honeycutt at the PTK Tennessee Regional Competition.
(From left) Jeff McCord, Victoria Hewlett, Paul Taylor, and Jane Honeycutt at the PTK Tennessee Regional Competition.

The All-Tennessee Community College Academic Team is sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, “USA Today”, and the American Association of Community Colleges as part of the All-USA Community College Academic Team selection process. State team members are nominees for the All-USA team which will be announced at PTK’s national convention held in April. All-Tennessee team members are eligible to receive scholarships from each of the six universities in the Tennessee Board of Regents system if they choose to enroll.

Phi Theta Kappa has recognized academic excellence in the two-year college with more than two million students inducted since the society’s founding in 1918. The society is comprised of more than 1,200 chapters at community, technical and junior colleges in all 50 states and several foreign countries.

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