Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Association Awarded Five Star Chapter Honors for Fifth Consecutive Year

Athens State University

The Athens State University Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Association (PTK) has been awarded Five Star Chapter Honors for the fifth year in a row. The Five Star Chapter Plan engages chapters in Phi Theta Kappa programs and celebrates their accomplishments. It outlines ten essentials to creating an engaged chapter and organizes them into themed categories, or “stars,” including Reach, Engage, Network, Lead, and Discover. All requirements must be completed during a calendar year.

“Achieving Five Star status once is an accomplishment; achieving it for five years in a row is a legacy,” said Dr. Katherine Kandalec Holm, Interim Dean of the College of Education. “We are proud to announce that Athens State Alumni chapter of Phi Theta Kappa international student honor society continues to exemplify excellence in education, leadership, and service.”

“As the lead advisor, I am incredibly proud of our PTK students and the entire school community for achieving Five Star status for the fifth year,” Dr. Kandalec Holm continued. “This recognition speaks volumes about our collective dedication to creating an environment that nurtures academic success and global citizenship.”

Phi Theta Kappa is an alumni organization, comprised of members initiated at their respective two-year institutions. They are the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.8 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges.

Athens State offers a transfer scholarship for PTK students through the Athens State University Foundation. Information about this scholarship and other PTK membership details can be found at https://www.athens.edu/student-organization/phi-theta-kappa/.

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