ATC Honor Society Garners Nine Awards
(Aiken, SC) The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society at Aiken Technical College won nine awards at the regional PTK convention on March 16.
The ATC chapter is most proud of winning the Five Star Award, the highest rating a chapter can earn. “We all worked together to get this accomplished,” said PTK President Cara Copeland, “I’m very excited for what we have achieved.”
According to Copeland, the Five Star Award means that the chapter hit all the high points on the PTK’s checklist that included diverse criteria from organizing a college project to attending an international-level event.
Copeland and PTK member Faith Moore led the efforts. The major community project was a Book Drive for Midland Valley Prep that collected more than 1,400 books. A major campus project was the ‘Commit to Complete’ initiative that asked students to sign a pledge to commit to graduating from ATC.
“I think it is an outstanding achievement,” faculty PTK sponsor Schimanya Sullivan said. “They put in a lot of hard work and hours to achieve the Five-Star status.”
The other awards ATC’s PTK chapter received were: Hall of Honor and Distinguished Chapter Officer Honorable Mention to Cara Copeland; Horizon Award to Beth Williams; Paragon Award for New Advisors to Schimanya Sullivan; Most Improved Chapter; Excellence for Participation in the Honors In Action Project, Award of Excellence for Participation in the Regionals Service Program and College Project Honorable Mention.