Phi Theta Kappa
About our Local Chapter:
ABAC’s Omega-Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is recognized as a “5-Star Chapter,” the highest level of excellence that can be earned in our national Honor Society. Given in 2014, this award was earned through a series of activities that encompassed academic, philanthropic, and social programs ranging from on-campus service to a trip to Disney World for our International PTK Conference.
With a history of excellence, ABAC’s Omega Delta chapter has previously attended the 2013 regional conference hosted by Georgia Military Academy in Milledgeville. There, 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 and shows their rise in status among PTK chapters.
These activities and others highlight the academic excellence of ABAC’s highest achieving students.
About the National Organization:
Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of college students and to 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.
About the Picture:
Taken in 2013, officers, members, and advisors gather to display our Distinguished Issue Award in a photograph for the local media.
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, Dr. Hans Schmeisser, Advisor. Second row left to right: James Crosby; Daniel Escobar; Jessica Stoker, VP of Fellowship; Austin West; Shawn Burnette; Caleb Studstill.