SELMA, AL. — Alpha Eta Tau, the Wallace Community College Selma (WCCS) chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), has been recognized among the top 100 chapters worldwide. The announcement was made at the International Hallmark Awards Gala in April during the International Convention in San Antonio, Texas.
Alpha Eta Tau received the Distinguished Honors in Action Project Award. The Honors in Action Project Award recognizes the top chapters whose entries demonstrated excellence in academic research into the honors study topic, leadership roles and leadership development activities, service learning and collaboration. All awards were announced at the Hallmark Awards Gala in front of nearly 4,000 convention attendees. There were over two thousand entries received in the 2015 Hallmark Awards Competition this year.
“I am so proud of our Phi Theta Kappa chapter at WCCS. These students have worked hard on several campus and community projects this year, and receiving awards at the International Convention in San Antonio, Texas was “icing on the cake,” said Becky Davis, one of Alpha Eta Tau’s advisors.
The Hallmark Awards recognize chapters for excellence in the honor society’s pillars of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship, as exemplified through community, regional, and international involvement and service activities.
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year college students. Since its founding in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa has recognized the academic achievements of students in associate degree programs. The society has more than 1,280 chapters located in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, United Arab Emirates, and U.S. territories.
Approximately 135,000 of the most outstanding two-year college students are inducted into membership in Phi Theta Kappa each year. Phi Theta Kappa offers students opportunities for engaging in scholarly activities, earning academic scholarships, providing service to the community, developing and practicing leadership skills, and enjoying fellowship with other scholars.
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