Pearl River Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapters were honored in front of more than 4,000 students and advisors at the PTK International Catalyst Convention April 5-8 in Nashville.
The Beta Tau Gamma chapter at the Forrest County Center was recognized as a Top 100 Chapter, competing against more than 1,300 chapters worldwide.
Brendan Massey and Alison McIntyre, both Beta Tau Gamma members from Hattiesburg, were recognized in the Parade of Scholars. Massey has received the Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education as well as the Coca-Cola Gold Academic Scholarship earlier this year and McIntyre earned a Coca-Cola Silver Academic Scholarship.
Jonathan Morris, advisor for the Iota Mu chapter in Poplarville, received a Paragon Advisor Award.
The two chapters also celebrated honors given to PRCC administrators.
Dr. William Lewis, president, received the Michael Bennet Lifetime Achievement Award while Dr. Martha Lou Smith, vice president for general education and technology, received the Distinguished Community College Administrator Award.
The chapters also were recognized for College Projects which won awards regionally. Beta Tau Gamma placed third at the regional level for A Whole Health Fair for Mind and Body. Iota Mu’s project, Crunch Time Tutoring, was sixth.
Attending the convention from the Beta Tau Gamma chapter were Nathan Young, Said Otwane, Rachael Carraro, Brendan Massey, Alison McIntyre, Melissa Novak, Annie Leon, Raechel Zimmerman, Taylor Barefoot, Cole Yates, Shelley Everett and Lorenzo Catlett along with advisors Dr. Doug Donohue, Jennifer Mraz, Dr. Ryan Ruckel and Dr. Terri Ruckel.
Iota Mu members at the convention were Skylar Taggart, Travis Stennet, Marella Failla and Belle Failla along with advisors Trevor Hunt, Jonathan Morris, Robin Nix and Lisa Palchak.
Beta Tau Gamma members and advisors at the convention were Nathan Young, Said Otwane, Rachael Carraro, Brendan Massey, Alison McIntyre, Melissa Novak, Annie Leon, Raechel Zimmerman, Taylor Barefoot, Cole Yates, Shelley Everett and Lorenzo Catlett, advisors Dr. Doug Donohue, Jennifer Mraz, Dr. Terri Ruckel and Dr. Ryan Ruckel.
Iota Mu chapter advisors Trevor Hunt, Jonathan Morris and Robin Nix attended the convention along with students Skylar Taggart of Carriere, Travis Stennett of Kiln, Marella Failla and Belle Failla of Picayune and advisor Lisa Palchak.