During Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s recent regional awards ceremony, one chapter stood out. ECPI University’s Columbia campus was the recipient of five major awards including:
- Five Star Chapter Award – Phi Theta Kappa chapters have five levels of engagement that progress from local and regional to international campus involvement. The Five Star Chapter plan is the roadmap that guides chapters through the levels. This plan, which reflects the scholarly ideals of Phi Theta Kappa, serves as a blueprint for developing a strong chapter and for earning local, regional, and international recognition.
- Distinguished Achievements in Regional Programs: Stella Cobbs – Award is based on the recipients’ demonstration of leadership, promotion of Honors in Action and other engagement in the society, and enthusiasm for the society’s hallmarks.
- Horizon Award: English faculty member Sylvia Basile – Given to chapter advisors for their contributions to regional and international programming. The advisor must show an extraordinary enthusiasm for Phi Theta Kappa activities.
- Carolinas Region Service Project Award – Columbia’s chapter participated in Phi Theta Kappa’s Carolinas Region Service Project during this past year. The Purse Project aimed to help women who are escaping domestic violence, sexual abuse or are in need of shelter and trying to start a new life by contributing basic necessities. The chapter collected more than 200 first aid kits, 125 individual tissue packs, 50 drawstring bags, 208 hygiene items, and 36 purses.
- Carolinas Region Honors in Action Project Award, Theme 7: Health and Medicine as Frontiers – Acknowledges the chapter for taking on meaningful leadership roles and developing significant leadership skills to address a need in the community that was discovered through research and analysis.
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