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PTK Attends Regional Honors Institute
Posted: 8/8/2016 9:18:25 AM
Long, Felty lead seminars

Stephanie Do

Stephanie Do
Five students and 2 advisors from Trinity Valley Community College’s Iota Alpha chapter of Phi Theta Kappa attended the Texas Regional Honors Institute at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, earning certificates as Texas Scholars for attendance. The event, held July 29 – 31, featured Advisors Nancy Long and Dr. Michael Felty as seminar leaders and Iota Alpha officers presenting two workshops at the Institute. As District 3 Coordinator for Texas Phi Theta Kappa, Nancy Long was part of the leadership team that planned the event.
IO chapter member Stephanie (Phuong) Do of Palestine won the $750 Nancy Long Texas STAR Scholarship to attend TVCC in Fall 2016. The competitive Texas STAR Scholarships are awarded at the end of the institute to students who exhibit service, community involvement, high goals, scholarly achievement and essays and present letters of recommendation.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,275 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, 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 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 134,000 students inducted annually.
To be eligible to join Phi Theta Kappa a student must be currently enrolled, have completed at least 12 semester hours of college credit at TVCC, have successfully completed any required Developmental courses, and have at least a 3.50 Honors GPA on all college work attempted at TVCC.