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PTK Chapter Named One of Top Three Distinguished Chapters in Carolinas Region


The Alpha Xi Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) at Surry Community College was recently named one of the top three distinguished chapters in the Carolinas Region for 2020.

The chapter also earned the Beta Tau Continued Excellence Award for the first time. This award is presented to chapters who have maintained Distinguished Chapter status for three years or more.

Surry’s PTK chapter also won awards for Most Distinguished Chapter 2nd Finalist, Carolinas Region Horizon Award, presented to advisor Dr. Kathleen D. Fowler; Distinguished College Project Honorable Mention; and Distinguished Honors in Action Project Award.

They also received the Honors in Action Project Theme Award, Theme Four: Expressions of Truth; the Five-Star Chapter Plan Award; the Carolinas Region Transfer Edge Awards, presented to members Brandie Hicks and Cameron Brown; and the Carolinas Region Research Edge Awards, presented to Chapter President Brandie Hicks and Advisor Dr. Kathleen D. Fowler.

Additionally, the chapter earned the Carolinas Super Star Award, the Carolinas Region Honors in Action Program Award, and the Carolinas Region Service Project Award.

Surry Community College’s PTK Chapter Advisor, Dr. Kathleen D. Fowler says, “I’m really proud of the officer team and chapter members who worked so very hard this year. They overcame amazing challenges and continued to serve as shining examples of leadership, service, scholarship, and fellowship, the four pillars on which Phi Theta Kappa is based. They have my respect.”

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations.

For more information about Phi Theta Kappa and their projects, contact PTK's Faculty Advisor Dr. Kathleen Fowler at (336) 386-3560 or or go to You can also follow the local chapter at on Facebook @surryPhiThetaKappa.

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