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Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Takes Home Three Coveted Awards


April 22, 2008 - The Collin College Phi Theta Kappa honor society made a name for itself at the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in Philadelphia April 3-5.

The Collin College chapter took home the Scholarship Hallmark Award, the Leadership Hallmark Award and the Distinguished Chapter Award.

The Scholarship and Leadership Hallmark awards are given only to 25 chapters. The Distinguished Chapter Award is given to the top 25 chapters in the world.

"These awards are an incredible honor for our Alpha Mu Tau Chapter," Angela Putman, professor and advisor of Phi Theta Kappa, said. "While the benefits of what these students are doing far outweigh the awards, it's wonderful to watch them get rewarded for the incredible effort they put in all year long to the chapter, school and community. I'm extremely proud of all of them."

The college's Phi Theta Kappa chapter competed against 500 other chapters from across the United States and from around the world. With about 1,250 chapters, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest and most prestigious honor society for two-year colleges.

The Hallmark Awards Program is the society's capstone awards competition annually recognizing excellence in programs that promote the Phi Theta Kappa Hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship. Exceptional members, officers, advisors, college administrators and chapters are recognized annually at the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention for their achievements.

Membership to Phi Theta Kappa is based primarily upon academic achievement. The organization offers a myriad of opportunities for scholarships, intellectual enrichment and personal development through programs based on the society's hallmarks.

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