All three of Holmes Community College's Phi Theta Kappa chapters received awards at the 2019 Awards Gala at Mississippi State University March 1-3.
The Alpha Mu Beta Chapter from the Holmes Grenada Campus was named a Five Star Chapter; placed first overall for the Honors in Action Project; first overall in Theme 7 "Powers of Connection;" third overall Most Distinguished Chapter in the Region and eighth place for College Project Award. Additionally, Courtney Dees and Bradford James were named All-Mississippi Academic Team recipients, Kendall Preston was the Golden Key recipient and Trek Coordinator/Phi Theta Kappa advisor Bethany Miller received the Horizon Advisor Award.
The Alpha Lambda Sigma Chapter is housed on the Ridgeland Campus, and they were named one of the Top Five Most Distinguished Chapters. In addition, they brought home: the Five Star Chapter designation; first place in the Distinguished Officer Team category; first overall in Theme 9 "Systems of Beliefs;" fourth place for Honors in Action Award and seventh place for the College Project Award. Individually, Abigail Wilkerson and Chelsea Williams were named to the All-Mississippi Team, Williams was a Golden Key recipient and Distinguished Officer runner-up; mathematics instructor/Phi Theta Kappa advisor Lisa Anglin received the Horizon Advisor Award and Academic Dean Dr. Tonya Lawrence was named a Most Distinguished Administrator.
Finally, the Kappa Alpha Chapter from the Holmes Goodman Campus brought home first place in Theme 5 "Channels of Creativity" and sixth place for the Honors in Action Award. They were named a Five Star Chapter, as well, and Tyler Sloan was named a Golden Key recipient.
Phi Theta Kappa officers will attend PTK Catalyst 2019 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida April 4-6.