March 19, 2019

Hinds CC Phi Theta Kappa chapters, members honored at regional convention

Three chapters earn Five-Star designations at annual regional conference
BY: Danny Barrett Jr.

RAYMOND – Three chapters of Phi Theta Kappa organizations at Hinds Community College have earned Five-Star Chapter distinctions.

Honored with that distinction March 2-3 at the organization’s Mississippi/Louisiana Regional Conference at Mississippi State University were:

  • Gamma Lambda chapter, at the Raymond Campus. The chapter also awards for Most Distinguished Chapter Advisor Team and Distinguished Chapter Officer, for Most Outstanding Newsletter, Distinguished Project Exhibit, placed in the top five for the Honors in Action Project category, and the top five for Distinguished Chapter. The chapter was a runner-up for its Honors Study Theme, Networks of Life.
  • Alpha Omicron Omega chapter, at the Rankin Campus, first place for its College Project, the disc golf course, placed second for Honors in Action thee, Dynamics of Discovery
  • Alpha Zeta Omega, at the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center; Distinguished Honors Study Theme, for Networks of Life.

The Alpha Omega Chi chapter, at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus, was awarded three-star status at this year’s conference. Also, the Alpha Beta Xi chapter, at the Utica Campus, finished in the top 10 for College Project.

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 and advisors honored individually or as a team at the regional competition were:

  • Addison Bridges, Distinguished Chapter Officer first place, Gamma Lambda
  • Jazmine Erves, Order of the Golden Key, Alpha Omega Chi
  • Emily Hudgens, Golden Key Award and Distinguished Chapter Officer first place, Gamma Lambda
  • Timothy Krason, Paragon Advisor Award (first place); Cheryl Bozeman (second place) and Horizon Award, Gamma Lambda
  • Phatia McClellan, Horizon Advisor, Alpha Zeta Omega
  • Deborah McCollum, Timothy Krason, Jack Hite, Cheryl Bozeman, Michelle Davison and Leslie Moak, Most Outstanding Advisor Team, Gamma Lambda
  • Deborah McCollum, Continued Excellence Advisor, Gamma Lambda
  • Anna Pate, Order of the Golden Key, Alpha Omicron Omega
  • Joy Rhoads, Horizon Advisor, Alpha Omicron Omega
  • Kendreauna Thompson, Order of the Golden Key, Alpha Zeta Omega

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.