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LBWCC’s PTK chapters regionally recognized

LBW Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapters were recognized at the Alabama regional awards program recently held in Rainsville. Pictured from the Alpha Beta Eta Chapter are, from left, Savannah Scott of McKenzie; and Willie Riedel, Chyanne Allen, and Katie Nail, all of Andalusia. (Submitted photo)

LBW Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapters were recognized at the Alabama regional awards program recently held in Rainsville. Pictured from the Alpha Beta Eta Chapter are, from left, Savannah Scott of McKenzie; and Willie Riedel, Chyanne Allen, and Katie Nail, all of Andalusia. (Submitted photo)

When students from LBW Community College attended a Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) program in Rainsville recently, they brought home several awards.

Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for two-year colleges, held the Alabama regional convention to recognize chapters established at community colleges throughout the state.

“We were thrilled with the recognition for LBW,” said Heather Owen, director of recruitment and Alpha Beta Eta (ABE) chapter co-advisor.

The ABE chapter for students in Andalusia and Opp was recognized as a four-star chapter, and the Beta Pi Nu chapter in Greenville achieved five-star level recognition. This non-competitive program establishes five levels of achievement and serves as a blueprint for developing stronger chapters by encouraging excellence and recognizing progress in the attainment of goals set by the chapter.

The ABE chapter also received the Distinguished Chapter Award, based on written entries for scholarship, leadership and service; and the Distinguished Theme Award for the highest scoring chapter in the Honors in Action Project Theme of “Frontiers and the Spirit of Exploration” with a focus on celestial frontiers.

Based on the project theme, the chapter also won the ‘Honors in Action Project Award’ for the space camp for Covington County sixth and seventh grade students held on the Andalusia campus.

“We are grateful for the recognition of the work done on the Honors in Action theme project,” said Owen.

Of all the chapters in the state, the ABE chapter earned “Most Distinguished Chapter Award Second Finalist.”

Dr. Arlene Davis was recognized with the Distinguished Advisor Award for her work with the Beta Pi Nu chapter. Davis and LeAnn Judah, chapter co-advisor, were also recognized with the Advisor Team Award.

Several LBWCC PTK members will attend the April international convention to be held in National Harbor, Md.