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Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Shelton State Community College’s Alpha Epsilon Iota chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) attended the organization’s annual international convention in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month.


Six hundred of PTK’s nearly 1,300 chapters were represented, and 3,775 members were in attendance, including eleven from Shelton State’s chapter. Convention events began with Shelton State’s own and newly installed Alabama Regional President Mark Chapman presiding at a regional meeting. Throughout the convention, students heard addresses from special guests including celebrity chef Jeff Henderson; entrepreneur and author Mel Robbins; PTK International Student President Elda Pere; and PTK President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner.


During general sessions, students and advisors were recognized for their achievements.  SSCC member Riley Barger was acknowledged for being named a Coca-Cola Bronze Scholar, a division of the All-USA Academic Team scholarship program.  Dr. Kevin Windham was presented with a medallion for being a Distinguished Chapter Advisor.


Students also attended ten rounds of educational forums to learn more about PTK programs and opportunities. The convention concluded with the Awards Gala during which Shelton State Alpha Epsilon Iota chapter earned a Hallmark Award for its College Project that focused on college completion. This was only the fifth time in the forty-year history of Shelton State’s chapter that students brought home an international Hallmark Award.


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