ACTC Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society Wins Awards

The ACTC Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society received its 16th consecutive Five Star rating at the Kentucky Regional Convention held concurrently with the International Convention on April 13 in Nashville, TN.

The Five Star rating, the highest rating possible, is based on completion of a variety of college and community service projects, honors topic activities, participation and leadership in regional activities, and entry in at least five international hallmark competitions.

The Alpha Omega Gamma Chapter received a Pinnacle Award for significant increase in membership during the year, a College Project Award for a project encouraging students to complete their college program, Distinguished Officer Team Award, Honors in Action Hallmark Award and Honors in Action Award.

Distinguished Chapter Officer Awards were received by President Cheryl A. Cook, a Catlettsburg resident, and Vice President for College Projects Ashley Sartin, a Louisa resident. Cook also received the Rising Star for Leadership Award.

Distinguished Chapter Advisor Awards went to John M. Davis, associate professor and Business Administrator Program coordinator; Ashley Skidmore, Developmental Studies instructor; and Dan Bailey, professor and coordinator of academic advising and transfer.

At the International Conference, Professor Bailey was elected for a second term as Advisor Representative to the PTK International Board of Directors. He served as a facilitator for the PTK Academy and was a presenter at an educational forum.

Special awards at the International Conference went to ACTC President/CEO Gregory Adkins and Dean of Student Services Willie McCullough. Dr. Adkins received the Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award and McCullough received the Distinguished College Administrator Award.

Phi Theta Kappa, the international honors society for two year colleges, has more than 2 million members and 1,250 chapters. The Kentucky Region currently has 22 chapters.