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Phi Theta Kappa chapter receives top honors at international convention

By Jeffery Barwick
Assistant Editor

The Georgia Highlands College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, (PTK), was honored at the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in Philadelphia, Pa. on April 2-6.

GHC's chapter was named one of the Top 100 Chapters out of 1,200 chapters.

The GHC chapter also received one of 25 awards that were given out for the Scholarship Hallmark.

Sharryse Henderson, assistant professor biology and PTK contact adviser, received the Paragon Award.

The Paragon Award is presented to advisers that make significant contributions to the growth of individual members, serve as the chapter's advocate on campus and encourage the chapter to be involved on the local, regional and international level of Phi Theta Kappa.

This award is the highest given to advisers that have been with PTK for less than five years.

Shannon Albert, a nursing major from Canton, was named New Century Scholar from Georgia. Albert will receive a scholarship for this award and also be featured in USA Today as a member of the All-USA Academic Third Team.

Dr. Randy Pierce, president of GHC, won the Shirley B. Gordon Award for College Presidents, and Judy Taylor, former director of advancement at GHC, won the Distinguished Administrator Award.These awards recognize dedication and commitment to furthering the missions of the local PKT chapter.