Dr. Kathleen Fowler, an English instructor at Surry Community
College, has been named a Faculty Scholar for Phi Theta Kappa Honor
Society for 2020. As one of 30 selected advisors, she will facilitate
small group discussions at the Honors Institute in June at Loyola
University in Chicago.
“I am humbled by this opportunity,” says
Dr. Fowler. “This will be the first time our chapter has been
represented at the National Honors Institute. I look forward to the
The Surry Community College’s PTK chapter was named
one of the top 100 out of 1,300 chapters worldwide in 2019. The
college’s PTK organization does campus service projects and participates
in a college-wide service project each year. In 2019, the chapter
worked on an Honors in Action project which surveyed students concerning
their knowledge of drug addiction and its effects on the community.
They also coordinated with several other groups within the community to
create a documentary on drug addiction in Surry County which they
presented in conjunction with a special visit in April by Beth Macy, the
author of “DOPESICK,” at the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for
Viticulture & Enology at Surry Community College.
year the chapter is also working in partnership with Surry County’s
Opioid Response team to create resource guides for families impacted by
substance abuse. The local chapter has also helped to stock the local
Foster Children’s Food Pantry, collected socks for the Eastern Carolina
Homeless Organization, and donated supplies to the YEDDI Domestic
Violence and Sexual Assault Program.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor
Society, headquartered in Jackson, Miss., is the largest honor society
in higher education with 1,300 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of
the United States, Canada, Germany, Peru, the Republic of Palau, the
Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia,
the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S.
territorial possessions. More than 3.5 million students have been
inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 120,000 students
For more information about Phi Theta Kappa, contact PTK's Faculty Advisor Dr. Kathleen Fowler at (336) 386-3560 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.ptk.org. You can also follow the local chapter on Facebook @surryPhiThetaKappa.
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