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Honor Society Wins Nineteen Awards

Edgecombe Community College’s student honor society won nineteen awards at the recent Phi Theta Kappa regional convention. Shown with several of the awards are (l-r) Kyla McLeod, Tamara Frank-Pourvady, Karin Ruffin, and Tiffiny Wolf.

Edgecombe Community College’s student honor society won nineteen 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 8-10 at Davidson-Davie Community College in Thomasville, NC.

Representing ECC at the event were Phi Theta Kappa officers Kyla McLeod and Tiffiny Wolf; Tamara Frank-Pourvady, former advisor; and Karin Ruffin, current advisor. ECC’s chapter, Alpha Omega Nu, received the following awards:

Most Distinguished Chapter – 1st Finalist
Distinguished Chapter Officer Team – Kyla McLeod and Tiffiny Wolf
Distinguished Chapter Officer – Tiffiny Wolf

Distinguished Honors in Action Theme: Theme 6 Nostalgia as Play
Distinguished Honors in Action Project
Honors in Action Poster Award
Outstanding Participation in Honors in Action Program

Distinguished College Project
College Project Poster Award

Yearbook Award – Honorable Mention
Outstanding Participation in Carolinas Region Service Program
Carolinas Region Superstars
Five Star Chapter Plan for Carolinas Region
Hall of Honor – Tiffiny Wolf

Research Edge and Employment Edge – Tiffiny Wolf
Research Edge – Kyla McLeod

Former advisor Tamara Frank-Pourvady received an award for years of service and a retirement gift from the Phi Theta Kappa Carolinas Region during the awards program.

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.

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 organization.