PDCCC honor society recognized

Published 10:53 am Friday, March 9, 2012

Linda Muse-Ruvio, from left, Karen Jenkins, James Williams, Zachary Gurganus and Brenda Anyanwu display their Phi Theta Kappa awards presented at the 2012 regional convention in Roanoke. SUBMITTED

ROANOKE—Paul D. Camp Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society received the Most Improved Chapter Award during the 33rd Annual Regional Convention in Roanoke.

Known as the Omega Zeta Chapter and geared for students with minimum 3.5 grade-point averages, member James Williams accepted the award.

Phi Theta Kappa advisor Troy Hand and five members attended the conference, where a majority of the 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System were represented.

Omega Zeta Chapter Public Relations Officer Karen Jenkins and President Zachary Gurganus were selected to be on the elections committee and introduced the nominees for four regional officer positions. They later announced the winners.

During the Awards Gala, member Brenda Anyanwu mastered the Phi Theta Kappa’s signature hug. She hugged everyone at the conference, bringing home an award reflecting her honor society spirit.

Recording Secretary Linda Muse-Ruvio and Jenkins were recognized for their contributions and inducted into the PTK Hall of Honors.

PDCCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Chapter was also recognized for Outstanding Community Service for the Coat Drive held in December, which provided more than 30 Suffolk residents with winter coats.

Jenkins, Muse-Ruvio, Anyanwu and Gurganus also were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Regional Alumni Chapter.