Tuscaloosa, Alabama – The Alabama Region of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) held its annual convention the first weekend in March. Awards were given with many recognizing the achievements of Shelton State’s Alpha Epsilon Iota chapter.
Shywanda Moore, Dr. Kevin Windham, and twelve of the chapter’s students attended the Phi Theta Kappa Alabama Regional Convention at Jefferson State Community College. During the awards presentations, the College’s Alpha Epsilon Iota chapter was recognized as a REACH chapter for surpassing the international membership acceptance rate and for obtaining 5 Star status, the highest level of engagement in PTK.
The following students in attendance were recognized for completing Competitive Edge, PTK’s soft-skills program: Riley Barger, Taylor Burge, Kendra Palmer, Kelsey Wyatt, Matthew Miller, Alishba Syed, and Emma Kate Bearden. Riley Barger and Taylor Burge were also acknowledged for being named to the All-Alabama Academic Team with Taylor receiving the additional Distinguished Chapter Officer Award.
The Chapter won a College Project Hallmark for its work focusing on college completion and an overall Distinguished Chapter Award for its complete body of scholarly and service work. Dr. Kevin Windham was awarded a Distinguished Chapter Advisor Award. At the conclusion of the ceremonies, SSCC student Mark Chapman was sworn in as the 2019-2020 Alabama Regional President, bringing more recognition to the chapter.
Chapter members will be attending the International Convention in April, during which Hallmark Awards will be awarded at that level.
For more information on Phi Theta Kappa and other student organizations at Shelton State Community College, visit sheltonstate.edu.