Phi Theta Kappa Honored at Regional Convention

NCC’s Alpha Iota Nu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) was named a Five-Star Chapter at the PTK New England Regional Convention, held recently at Asnuntuck Community College.

Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society for students enrolled in two-year colleges. Its mission is to recognize the academic achievement of college students and provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders.

NCC’s chapter was one of 11 recognized as a Five Star chapter, the highest level that can be achieved by any PTK chapter.

Four members and officers of PTK attended. They took part in workshops, heard from regional officers and guest speakers and met with transfer officers from more than 40 four-year colleges.

The convention culminated with an awards ceremony recognizing the achievements of New England Region chapters for the work completed on their Honors in Action (HIA) and College Projects, as well as the work done by officers and members.

“In addition to this, the NCC chapter was the highest scoring chapter within the region out of all chapters who chose Theme 1 for the HIA project,” said NCC Economics Professor Steve Glazer, PTK advisor.  “NCC was the second highest scoring chapter out of all 53 chapters, regardless of chosen theme.”

NCC student Melissa Staffeldt won second place in the Distinguished Chapter Member award.