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SCC’s PTK Honor Society Earns 13 Regional Awards


Members of Surry Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recently attended the Carolinas Region Awards Ceremony in Columbia, S.C., where they received 13 awards on March 18.

The award recognitions include: Most Distinguished Chapter in the Carolinas Region 1st Finalist; Beta Tau Continued Excellence Award for being a Distinguished Chapter for four years straight; Five Star Chapter; Distinguished Honors in Action Project; Distinguished Honors in Action Theme Two: The Economics of Play; Distinguished College Project; Carolinas Region Super Stars; Outstanding Participation in Carolinas Region Honors in Action Project; and Outstanding Participation in Carolinas Region Service Project.

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Fatima Almanza is the PTK chapter president who won Distinguished Chapter Officer for her work on the club's service projects last year. In the photo, she is working on the chapter's Sickle-cell awareness campaign, which earned Outstanding Recognition at the PTK Regional Convention.

Chapter President, Fatima Almanza won a Distinguished Chapter Officer Award and a Hall of Honor Award. Co-advisor, Dr. Kathleen Fowler won a Horizon Award for continued excellence. She also received a Certificate of Excellence for completion of the Healthcare Edge Program.

Phi Theta Kappa is an 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 Follow the local chapter on Facebook @surryPhiThetaKappa.

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