Phi Theta Kappa
About the Picture:
Pictured: first row left to right: Kim Talley, Advisor; Pedro Escobar, VP of Leadership; Saumil Patel, Andrea Smith, Co-VP of Service; Lindsay Partridge; Kaitlyn Cawley, Co-VP of Service; Marla Ross, Hans Schmeisser, Advisor. Second row left to right: James Crosby; Daniel Escobar; Jessica Stoker, VP of Fellowship; Austin West; Shawn Burnette; Caleb Studstill.
ABAC’s Omega Delta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa recently attended the 2013 regional conference hosted by Georgia Military Academy in Milledgeville. The group was awarded the Distinguished Issue Award for their Honors in Action Project: Food Fight. This award not only demonstrates an excellence in academic research of the topic but also highlights the student’s accomplishments in leadership roles and leadership development activities dealing with service learning and collaboration. The ABAC project encompassed a large range of activities including, the largest among them, the hosting of a hunger awareness dinner that brought attention to food waste in the United States. In addition to this award, the chapter also received a plaque that represents their accomplishment as a Four Star Chapter which shows their rise in status among PTK chapters.
About the Organization:
Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming. Membership is by invitation only. Requirements: 3.50 GPA after 15 semester hours; 3.20 to maintain membership.