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PTK Honor Society Holds Labor Day Yard Sale


Dobson, NC – September 20, 2021. The Alpha Xi Tau Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Society at Surry Community College held a yard sale over the Labor Day weekend. The yard sale was one of the organization’s Honors In Action (HIA) events for the year.

Surry Community College’s PTK Chapter Advisor Dr. Kathleen Fowler says, “For our HIA project this year, we decided to help Hope Chapel Orphanage fix the roof in their dining hall and kitchen. This orphanage specializes in helping children rescued from human trafficking.”

The society raised more than $700 for Hope Chapel Orphanage over the two days that the yard sale was held. Any unsold items were donated to Hope House Thrift Store in Dobson.

President Dr. David Shockley said, “It is so great to see our PTK students giving back to the community.”

Ashley Morrison, Dean of Academics, echoed this sentiment. She added that she saw PTK students working from early morning through the afternoon to help with the event. “The PTK chapter embodies the Surry Community College values of teaching, learning, and community service.”

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, 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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