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South Georgia State College Phi Theta Kappa chapters earn regional awards

Posted on Apr 29, 2024

The South Georgia State College Phi Theta Kappa chapters, Alpha Rho Omega and Kappa Sigma, were honored with a host of awards recently during the Georgia Spring Regional Conference hosted by Georgia Highlands College in Cartersville. 

Both chapters were recognized as Five Star Chapters. This is the highest level in the chapter development plan that can be attained. This is the eleventh consecutive year for Alpha Rho Omega and the thirteenth consecutive year for Kappa Sigma.

During the conference, chapter and individual awards were given. Among the chapter awards were Honors in Action Distinguished Theme runner-up awards for Kappa Sigma in Theme 3: Systems of Play and Alpha Rho Omega in Theme 6: Nostalgia as Play. Kappa Sigma earned first runner-up with their College Project and Alpha Rho Omega was given an honorable mention. In the overall Honors in Action Project awards, Alpha Rho Omega earned second runner-up and Kappa Sigma was given an honorable mention. Kappa Sigma came in sixth place in Distinguished Chapters while Alpha Rho Omega earned third place.

Individual awards went to the Kappa Sigma chapter officer team, Emma Wilkerson and Trinity Strickland, as second runner-up in that category. Jahala Fields of Alpha Rho Omega was an honorable mention in the chapter officer category and third runner-up for the Janet Walker Spirit of Phi Theta Kappa regional award. Emma Wilkerson was third runner-up in the region’s Sarah Anne Staples Award category and Trinity Strickland was third runner-up in the Georgia Region Hall of Honor.

“Leadership, scholarship, fellowship and service are the four pillars of Phi Theta Kappa, and the SGSC student scholars involved in our chapters strive to incorporate these at every level of their work,” says Amy Hancock, SGSC chapter advisor and Georgia Regional Coordinator. “I am proud of their dedication and the work that was done and excited they received the well-deserved recognition.”

Phi Theta Kappa is the first honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 4.3 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at ptk.org.