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Collin College’s Phi Theta Kappa Receives Awards

April 30, 2010 - The Alpha Mu Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Collin College received three awards at the 2010 Phi Theta Kappa Annual Convention recently. Award include: the Top 100 Chapter; the Distinguished Member Award presented to Kyle Barton; and the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction presented to Dr. Mary McRae, vice president and provost of Collin College’s Central Park Campus in McKinney.

This year, more than 400 chapters competed for these coveted awards.  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 Annual Convention for their achievements.  Complete lists of awards winners, as well as award category descriptions, are available at

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,250 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. Membership 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.

For more information about the awards, Kimberly Wooten at

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