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PTK Honor Society Writes Valentines for Seniors


Members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Surry Community College recently led an initiative to write Valentine’s Day cards for senior residents at two local rest homes.

In total, PTK members created 168 Valentine’s Day cards to be distributed to senior citizens. The cards were sent to Chatham Nursing Home in Elkin and North Pointe of Mayodan.

Surry Community College’s PTK Chapter Co-advisor, Dr. Kathleen D. Fowler says, “Too often these precious members of our community feel lonely and forgotten. We just wanted to help brighten the holiday for them.”

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 co-advisors Dr. Kathleen Fowler at (336) 386-3560 or or Kayla Forrest at (336) 386-3315 or or go to You can also follow the local chapter on Facebook @surryPhiThetaKappa.

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