RAYMOND – Three chapters of Phi Theta Kappa organizations at Hinds Community College have earned Five-Star Chapter distinctions.
Honored with the distinctions March 3-4 at the organization’s Mississippi/Louisiana Regional Conference at the University of Mississippi were:
- Gamma Lambda chapter, at the Raymond Campus. The chapter also won awards for Most Distinguished Chapter Officer and Advisor teams, for Outstanding Newsletter, for Regional Project Exhibit, placed in the top 10 for the Honors in Action and College Project categories and the top three for Distinguished Chapter. The chapter was a runner-up for its Honors Study Theme, Natural & Engineered.
- Alpha Omicron Omega chapter, at the Rankin Campus. The chapter also won an Outstanding Award for Honors Study Theme, Beauty and Vulgarity, and was elected Southern District Representative.
- Alpha Beta Xi chapter, at the Utica Campus. The chapter was a runner-up for the Chapter Officer Team award. A Horizon Award for Advisors went to Apryl Trimble, for her work with the chapter.
Chapters operating at Hinds’ Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, Alpha Iota Kappa, and Vicksburg-Warren Campus, Alpha Omega Chi, won 2-star and 1-star awards, respectively. A Horizon Award for Advisors went to NAHC chapter advisor Joycelyn Washington.
Hinds’ six PTK chapters “did us proud,” said Honors Institute Dean Deborah McCollum, faculty advisor for Gamma Lambda chapter. “These hard working young men and women are the future leaders of our communities, and the skills they learn through PTK not only enhance their professionalism but also help promote their engagement in their communities.”
Five-Star designations show chapter engagement in PTK activities.
“Certainly, we are proud of Alpha Omicron Omega Chapter’s success at the regional conference and look forward to bringing home even more awards at the next,” said Joy Rhoads, faculty advisor for the Rankin Campus chapter and coordinator of the campus’ Honors Program.
Students honored individually at the regional competition were:
- Erin Harrison, Most Distinguished Chapter Officer, Alpha Omicron Omega
- Kaitlyn O’Keefe, Most Distinguished Chapter Member runner-up, Gamma Lambda
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs. It is based in Jackson and has more than 2 million members in more than 1,250 chapters worldwide.Three PTK chapter at Hinds earn Five-Star ratings