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Phi Theta Kappa

About our Local Chapter:

Omega-Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa has served the ABAC campus and Tifton community since the charter was signed in 1973, making last year our 45th anniversary. The chapter was recognized at the 2018 Georgia Regional Spring Conference as a “4-Star Chapter.” a high level of excellence awarded by our national Honor Society. This award, which was accepted by Chapter President Laura Starnes, was earned through a series of activities that encompassed academic, philanthropic, and social programs ranging from on-campus service to a collection drive for Georgia veterans. Keira Nicely, the chapter’s V.P. of Leadership, was elected Regional Chapter Relations Officer and Faculty advisor, Dr. Charlotte Klesman, received The Horizon Award for outstanding new faculty advisor.

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 2017, officers and advisers gather for the first officer meeting.

Pictured: left to right: Dr. Charlotte Klesman, Adviser; Rachel Casel, V.P. of Service; Shakir Jones, VP of Communication; Laura Starnes, President;Megan Shannon, V.P. of Service; Keira Nicely, V.P. of Fellowship; Dr. Elizabeth Medley, Adviser.


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