Established by Missouri two-year college presidents in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership, and service programming. Today, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education, with more than two million members and 1,300 chapters located in 50 United States, U.S. territories, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, and United Arab Emirates. In 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges.
Alpha Omega Nu
Alpha Omega Nu is Edgecombe Community College’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Our chapter was chartered in 1994. On campus and in the community, we have sought to promote the development of scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. In twenty years, our chapter has inducted almost 1,000 members. Each year, members work hard to maintain our group’s reputation as an award-winning chapter deeply committed to community service.
The ECC chapter completes several service projects annually, including:
- Relay for Life
- Adopt-A-Highway cleanups
- Better World Books textbook recycling drives
- Food drives to help supply a local soup kitchen
Awards and Recognition
- Five-Star Chapter (highest level attainable), since 1996
- Super Star Chapter, since 2000
- Yearbook (chapter scrapbook) Award, for nine years
- Newsletter Award, for eight years
- Distinguished College Project (service project), 2015
- Most Improved Chapter, 2015
- Distinguished Chapter, 2015
- Most Distinguished Chapter in the Region (two states), Second Runner-Up, 2015
- USA Today Case Study Challenge, 2013 (only four given nationally)
- Distinguished College Project, 2015
- List of Top 100 Chapters (worldwide), 2015
- Distinguished Chapter (one of thirty worldwide), 2015
Tamara Frank-Pourvady, coordinator of the Tutoring Center at Edgecombe Community College, recently received a 20-year pin from ECC President Dr. Greg McLeod for her longstanding service as advisor to the College’s @PHITHETAKAPPA chapter.
— Edgecombe Community College (@EdgecombeCC) May 20, 2021