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Regional Recognition Earned by Nash’s Phi Theta Kappa Chapter

The Beta Upsilon Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Nash Community College has earned the Five-Star status for 2014. The Chapter, chartered in April of 2012, also earned the Five-Star status for 2013.  Phi Theta Kappa is a national honor society that recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

The Phi Theta Kappa International Five-Star Program recognizes outstanding efforts by chapters in the categories of Chapter Organization, Leadership, Honors in Action, College Project, Campus Involvement, Regional Involvement, and International Involvement.  Beta Upsilon Delta is among only seventeen of the seventy-five chapters in the Carolinas Region to achieve this international distinction. Many of the chapters students were up against were established long before the Beta Upsilon Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Nash Community College.

English Instructor Robin Latham, Lead Advisor, and Aundray Johnson, Chapter President, attended the 2015 Carolinas Regional Convention in Wilmington, NC, March 20-22, 2015, where they assisted as a Host Chapter. Additional recognition and awards received by the Chapter for 2014 include: Hall of Honor received by Chapter Vice President Shiloh Burch for Distinguished Achievements, Honorable Mention for College Project for NCC’s Project Graduation Promoting Community College Degree Completion Through Pledges and Student Support Initiatives, Horizon Award for New Advisors, Outstanding Participation in the Carolinas Region Service Program, Outstanding Participation in the Carolinas Region Honors in Action Program and a Certificate for Service as a Host Chapter for the 2015 Regional Convention.

Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is reserved for students with a 3.50 or higher grade point average who have earned at least twelve semester hours of college credit. Nash Community College is proud of the achievements of the outstanding members of the Beta Upsilon Delta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.