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ECC Honor Society Wins Fourteen Awards

Edgecombe Community College’s student honor society won fourteen awards at the recent awards ceremony held by the Phi Theta Kappa Carolinas Region.

The awards ceremony was the capstone of the regional convention, held March 17-19 in Columbia, SC.

ECC’s chapter, Alpha Omega Nu, received the following awards:

Chapter Awards

  • Distinguished Chapter – Honorable Mention
  • Five-Star Chapter (highest level a chapter can attain)
  • Carolinas Super Stars (for high involvement at regional level)
  • Excellence in the Regional Honors in Action Project
  • Excellence in the Regional Service Project
  • Distinguished Honors in Action Project – Honorable Mention
  • Distinguished College Project – Honorable Mention
  • Best eNewsletter Award

Individual Awards

  • Jaleesa Walston – Distinguished Chapter Member Award – Honorable Mention
  • Jaleesa Walston – Hall of Honor Certificate
  • Tiffiny Wolf – Distinguished Chapter Officer Award – Honorable Mention
  • Tiffiny Wolf – Hall of Honor Certificate
  • Tamara Frank-Pourvady – Continued Excellence for Advisors
  • Tamara Frank-Pourvady – Horizon Award (for advisors)

Edgecombe Community College’s honor society has been a Five-Star chapter since 1996 and a Carolinas Super Star chapter since this award was established in 2000. Typically, only about sixteen chapters in the two-state Carolinas Region achieve Five-Star and Super Star designation.

Representing ECC at the regional conference were Tiffiny Wolf, chapter president; Kyla McLeod, vice president of scholarship; and Tamara Frank-Pourvady, chapter advisor. ECC PTK alumna Hattie Bullock also attended.

“The students worked very hard to bring home this much recognition and got excellent results. I am very proud of them!” notes Frank-Pourvady.

“The college extends hearty congratulations to Advisor Frank-Pourvady and the students,” says Dr. Greg McLeod, president of Edgecombe Community College. “We are so pleased to see their hard work, dedication, and excellence continue to be recognized. I am convinced that we have the best Phi Theta Kappa chapter and advisor in the Carolinas Region!”

To be a member of Phi Theta Kappa, students must have completed twelve credit hours in an associate degree program and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students must then maintain at least a 3.25 grade point average to remain in the group.