Pasco-Hernando State College student Anthony Brown won the Poetry Award at the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society Florida Regional PTK Convention held February 26-28 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Members from each campus PTK chapter represented PHSC at the convention attending various academic workshops and leadership development events.
Other regional winners include PHSC East Campus Chapter, Alpha Zeta Epsilon, named Most Improved Chapter. The West Campus Chapter also won the wild card drawing and a scholarship to the Honors Institute at Wake Forest University. Both chapters receive scholarships of $895 to cover tuition, room and board.
Other conference highlights: Porter Campus PTK chapter presented their Honors in Action research poster on GMO food products, an interdisciplinary study consisting of the scientific, ethical, political, and economic complexities of GMO products; West Campus chapter showcased their Community College Commit to Complete (C4) project outlining their efforts to increase student success through college retention and completion; and East Campus Chapter, Alpha Zeta Epsilon, advised by Connie LaMarca-Frankel, the PTK Regional Coordinator, facilitated a workshop during the conference called “Breaking the Ice.” The exercise tested students on their ability to communicate in non-conventional ways.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is an international honor society. PTK members are guided by hallmarks of scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship. Members are also recognized in the college graduation ceremony. To be eligible for membership, a PHSC student must have completed at least 12 credit hours with a 3.25 GPA.
To learn more about PHSC student clubs and organizations, visit www.phsc.edu/student-activities/student-organizations.
Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) serves the educational needs and interests of its community by awarding certificates, diplomas, associate and baccalaureate degrees. As a comprehensive, multicampus learning-centered institution, PHSC utilizes various instructional modalities and support services. PHSC provides an accessible, diverse teaching and learning environment rich with opportunities for students to achieve academic success and cultural growth in a global society.