OCtech Honor Society Welcomes New Members, Receives Awards at Regional Convention

Photo of PTK spring 2018 inductees
Pictured are members of the Alpha Alpha Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, front row, from left, Khalia Garvin, Tamera Rhodes, Ashley Bailey, Kristie Murphy; back row, Angelica Cassel, Sierra Ryant, Destiny Coker Williamson, Mariah Duckett and Harold Williams. They were officially inducted during a ceremony April 16 at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College.

The newest members of the Alpha Alpha Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society have been inducted at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College.

The spring 2018 inductees are Ashley Bailey, Dutch Boykin, Angelica Cassel, Destiny Coker Williamson, Mariah Duckett, Khalia Garvin, Taylor Gilbert, Shantanique Givens-Franklin, Emily Hall, Lester Hall, Andrew Isgett, David Mundo, Kristie Murphy, Casey Nesdahl, Tamera Rhodes, Sierra Ryant, Steven Sexton, Marie Thomas, Alexis Waystack, Harold Williams and Lawanda Williams-Brabham.

To be eligible for membership, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher with a minimum of 12 credit hours, establish academic excellence as judged by faculty and possess recognized qualities of citizenship.

OCtech’s PTK chapter received several awards during the 2018 Carolinas Regional Convention in March at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort. The chapter achieved five-star status and received a Most Improved Chapter designation. Additionally, chapter President Edward Singleton was named to the Carolinas Hall of Honor, and Advisor Debra Jones – who also serves as the college’s Business program coordinator – received a Horizon Award. OCtech’s Vice President for Academic Affairs Donna Elmore was one of 26 college administrators nationwide to be named a PTK Distinguished College Administrator.

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society was established in 1918 by Missouri two-year college presidents to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students, and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming. Today, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education, with 1,200 chapters in the United States, U.S. territories, Canada and Germany.

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