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NRCC honor society chapter receives regional awards

NRCC honor societyBy AMANDA ALLEN

NRCC public relations

 

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — New River Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recently received several awards at the Virginia/West Virginia Regional Convention held in Lewisburg, W.Va.

Omega Eta chapter took first place in “Communications” for its efforts in communicating information from PTK headquarters to chapter members and college faculty and staff.

NRCC took second place in the “College Project” area for hosting of an annual faculty/staff appreciation brunch since 2005. The college also received a “Distinguished Chapter” award.

Omega Eta member Reuben Miller of Pearisburg received a “Distinguished Chapter Member” award for work ethics and outstanding academic performance. Chapter advisor Brian Clark nominated him.

Clark, assistant professor of health/physical education and biology, was also recognized with a “Horizon Award” for distinguished service as an advisor.

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society is the official honor society for two-year colleges and the largest honor society in America.

To be eligible for membership in PTK, students must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree program and have a grade point average of at least 3.5.

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