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AWARDS PRESENTED AT PHI THETA KAPPA ANNUAL CONVENTION

 

Vickie H. Taylor Dee Drinkard 

DANVILLE, VA, April 22, 2010 - The Upsilon Phi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Danville Community College received the following awards at the 2010 Phi Theta Kappa Annual Convention, held recently in Orlando, FL:

•Distinguished Chapter Advisor Award - Vickie Holland Taylor, Assistant Professor of Sociology

•Distinguished Chapter Advisor Award - DeWitt Drinkard, Assistant Professor of Psychology

This year, over 400 chapters competed for the Society's most coveted awards. The Hallmark Awards Program is the Society's capstone awards competition annually recognizing excellence in programs that promote the Phi Theta Kappa Hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship. Exceptional members, officers, advisors, college administrators and chapters are recognized annually at the Phi Theta Kappa Annual Convention for their achievements.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,250 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than two million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 100,000 students inducted annually. Membership is based primarily upon academic achievement. The organization offers a myriad of opportunities for scholarships, intellectual enrichment and personal development through programs based on the Society's Hallmarks.

 

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