Students in Cape Fear Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa earned top awards at “Nerd Nation” in San Antonio, TX for the 97th International Convention on April 17-19, 2015.
“Our chapter members and officers have worked really hard this past year and we are extremely proud to report that we did historically well in regards to bringing back the top awards,” said chapter president Billy Koch.
The awards included:
- Distinguished Chapter Award, which is given to the top 10 percent of all 1,250 chapters worldwide. To be considered for a Distinguished Chapter Award, a chapter must submit entries for both the Honors in Action Project and College Project Award. Selection of the Distinguished Chapters is based solely on the written entries for these Hallmark Awards. The scores in each of the two Hallmark categories will be averaged to determine a chapter’s overall ranking. Awards are presented to the top 10 percent of chapters entering the Honors in Action and College Project categories.
- Distinguished Honors in Action Project Award, which recognizes the top chapters whose Honors in Action Project entries demonstrated excellence in academic research into the Honors Study Topic, leadership roles and leadership development activities, service learning and collaboration..
- Distinguished College Project Award, which was only awarded to 25 out of 1,250 chapters. The purpose of the College Project is to establish a supportive relationship between the chapter and the college administration. The chapter should meet with the college president (or other appropriate administrator) to determine the College Project, which can be anything that supports the college’s mission.
- Top 100 Chapter Award
- Five Star Chapter
In the Carolinas Region of 84 chapters, CFCC’s chapter was the only one that won all the top project awards (College Project and Honors In Action Project). This is an accomplishment that has not been done in the history of CFCC’s chapter.