Cape Fear Community College students take top honors at regional Phi Theta Kappa conference

Cape Fear Community College students take honors at regional conference

Clemmons, NC – Students and staff from Cape Fear Community College’s Alpha Chi Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa were recognized with 16 awards at the Phi Theta Kappa Carolinas Region Conference, March 22-24. In addition, Billy Koch, a Computer Engineering Technology student at CFCC, was elected President of the Carolinas Region Chapter.

Officers attending on behalf of Cape Fear Community College were President Christopher Kennedy; Executive Assistant to the President Billy Koch; Vice President of North Campus Ashley Scherer; Chapter Historian Julian Sloop; and Hallmark Members Katherine Hone and Callie Potter.

The awards received by Cape Fear Community College were:

1. 5 Star
2. Most Distinguished College Project
3. Most Distinguished Chapter Member: Katherine Hone
4. Most Distinguished Chapter Officer: Christopher Kennedy
5. Most Distinguished Officer Team: Chris Kennedy, Megan Bennett,
Ashley Scherer, Billy Koch, Lee Bunton and Julian Sloop
6. Most Distinguished College Administrator: VP Rice
7. Distinguished Achievement in Regional Programs
8.Communication Award
9. Best e-newsletter
10. Most Distinguished Chapter
11. Horizon award: Susan Clarke
12. Regional Home is “Where the Heart Is” Project
13. Regional Honors in Action: “Too Big to Fail”
14. Carolina Super Stars
15. Hall of Honors: Megan Bennett
16. Hall of Honors: Katherine Hone

Each year, Phi Theta Kappa chapters across the nation participate in an Honors in Action Project that consists of scholarly research on a topic chosen by Phi Theta Kappa International. This year’s topic was the Culture of Competition. In addition to their research, chapters are also asked to participate service projects in the community. This year, students from Cape Fear Community College partnered with the NC Food Bank and collected over 4000 pounds of food and $500 in cash. They also participated in Work on Wilmington, raised money for Cape Fear Community College scholarships and for Relay for Life.

Susan Clarke, Advisor for Phi Theta Kappa at Cape Fear Community College, said, “The Cape Fear Community College Chapter of PTK epitomizes the four hallmarks of Phi Theta Kappa; Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship. I’m so proud to see these driven students recognized for their leadership and accomplishments.”

“I couldn’t be more proud of this group of students,” said Dr. Ted D. Spring, President of Cape Fear Community College. “To receive so many awards is outstanding, and given the amount of competition at the state level, this achievement is simply incredible.”

Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and to provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.

Officers from CFCC’s Alpha Chi Sigma chapter will travel to San Jose, California for the 95th Annual Phi Theta Kappa Convention in April.