RAYMOND – Four Phi Theta Kappa chapters at Hinds Community College have earned Five-Star Chapter distinctions.
Honored with that distinction at PTK Catalyst, the organization’s international convention held online earlier this month, were:
- Gamma Lambda chapter, at the Raymond Campus, which also won awards for Distinguished Chapter Hallmark Award and College Project. Also, the chapter was named to the Top 100 Chapters list.
- Alpha Omicron Omega chapter, at the Rankin Campus
- Alpha Zeta Omega, at the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center
- Alpha Beta Xi chapter, at the Utica Campus
The Alpha Omega Chi chapter, at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus, was awarded two-star status at this year’s conference, as was the Alpha Iota Kappa chapter, at the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center.
Five-star status awards are determined by how active chapters are during the year. Each level consists of prescribed activities to build a strong, active chapter taking advantage of all Phi Theta Kappa has to offer.
Advisors honored individually or as a team at the conference were:
- Hinds President Emeritus Dr. Clyde Muse, who received the Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award
- Deborah McCollum, Continued Excellence Advisor, Gamma Lambda
- Beverly Trimble, Continued Excellence Advisor, Alpha Beta Xi
- Jonathan Townes, Distinguished Administrator Award
- Dr. Leroy Levy, retired dean for the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center, Distinguished Administrator Award
- Dr. Phatia McClellan and Christopher Levy, Distinguished Chapter Advisor Team
Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The organization is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at ptk.org.