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Honor Society Wins Thirteen Awards

Lynwood Roberson (left), executive director of the Edgecombe Community College Foundation, received the Distinguished College Administrator Award at the recent Phi Theta Kappa regional convention. With him is Beth Carraway, regional coordinator of the PTK Carolinas Region.

Edgecombe Community College’s student honor society won thirteen 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 4-5 in Winston-Salem and the first in-person convention in two years.

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)
  • Carolina Super Stars (for high involvement at regional level)
  • Excellence in the Regional Honors in Action Project
  • Excellence in the Regional Service Project
  • Best in Honors in Action Theme (Theme #4)
  • Distinguished College Project – Honorable Mention
  • Yearbook Award (scrapbook)
  • Best eNewsletter Award

Individual Awards

  • Lynwood Roberson – Distinguished College Administrator Award
  • Brooke Clark – Distinguished Chapter Officer Award
  • Brooke Clark – Hall of Honor Certificate
  • 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.

“In a difficult year, the students worked hard and got excellent results. I am proud of them!” notes Tamara Frank-Pourvady, chapter advisor.

“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.