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PTK Honor Society at SCC Helps to Clean Local River Access


Members of the Alpha Xi Tau Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society of Surry Community College recently met at the Bray Ford public access to the Fisher River to clean the area. The initiative to clean local waterways was one of the service projects selected by Carolinas Region PTK for the year.

Nine chapter members and five family members enjoyed the warm and sunny weather as they collected approximately eight bags of trash. They collected the trash from the parking lots, trails and riverbanks.

Surry Community College’s PTK Chapter Advisor, Dr. Kathleen D. Fowler says, “Our chapter officers decided to focus on cleaning a local river and selected the Bray Ford Access of the Fisher River because it was close to the college and easy to access. We are glad we did. The park is beautiful and allows great access to the Fisher River for fishing or canoeing. We had a great turn out, and everyone had a wonderful time fellowshipping and helping to keep our waterways clean.”

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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