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LBWCC wins PTK awards

LBW Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Alpha Beta Eta Chapter members are pictured on stage at the international convention in National Harbor, Md., accepting several awards. Pictured are, from left, PTK District IV International Vice President Joe Spieldenner; LBWCC Vice President Dr. Jim Krudop; Todd Wright of Andalusia; Stefan King, Brantley; Janelle Nurse and Liberty Dauphin, both of Andalusia; Olivia Jones, Opp; Emilee Hudson, Elba; PTK Advisor Heather Owen; and Frederick Riedel, Andalusia. (Submitted photo)

LBW Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Alpha Beta Eta Chapter members are pictured on stage at the international convention in National Harbor, Md., accepting several awards. Pictured are, from left, PTK District IV International Vice President Joe Spieldenner; LBWCC Vice President Dr. Jim Krudop; Todd Wright of Andalusia; Stefan King, Brantley; Janelle Nurse and Liberty Dauphin, both of Andalusia; Olivia Jones, Opp; Emilee Hudson, Elba; PTK Advisor Heather Owen; and Frederick Riedel, Andalusia. (Submitted photo)

LBW Community College’s Alpha Beta Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is winding down an academic year with international recognition.

Several students recently returned from PTK’s international convention in National Harbor, Md., with numerous awards recognizing the chapter’s accomplishments, including Distinguished Chapter Award, Distinguished Honors in Action Theme Award, Distinguished Honors in Action Project Award, and Top 100 Chapter Award.

“These awards are reflective of the hard work and dedication of both students and advisors, and they certainly deserve this recognition,” said LBWCC President Dr. Herb Riedel.

The Distinguished Chapter Award is presented to the top 10 percent of chapters entering the Honors in Action and College Project categories. Selection is based on written entries for these awards, with scores for both entries averaged to determine the overall ranking.

The ABE chapter also brought home the Distinguished Theme Award for the Honors in Action topic “Frontiers and the Spirit of Exploration” in the Celestial Frontiers theme category.

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

“In addition to the leadership recognized in all the awards this year, students also worked to raise the needed funds to attend the international convention,” said Riedel. “On their behalf, we thank all who participated in the fund raising efforts of this dynamic group and allowed them to experience such an unforgettable event in their college career.”

PTK’s mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in the hallmarks of leadership, service, fellowship, and scholarship.