Trident Tech honor society gets regional, international awards

Phi Theta Kappa’s Alpha Epsilon Omicron chapter officers received the Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Award at the organization’s international convention in Nashville. Pictured (from left) are Terri Sullivan, treasurer; Mozell Rollerson, president; Casey Tobia, vice president; PTK award presenter; and Shelia Morris, vice president for fellowship.

Trident Technical College’s Alpha Epsilon Omicron chapter of Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society received several awards, including the Carolinas Region Most Distinguished Chapter Award, at the organization’s regional and international conferences.

Regionally, which included about 66 competing chapters, Trident’s PTK chapter received the following awards: Carolinas Regional Distinguished Chapter Award, Beta Alpha Continued Excellence Award, Service Program Award, Honors in Action Program Award, Distinguished Honors in Action Project, Distinguished Honors in Action Project — Issue 2, Superstar Award for Outstanding Programming, Distinguished College Project Award, Bruce Rallis Honorable Mention, Yearbook Honorable Mention and Planting the Seeds Banner Contest Honorable Mention. PTK members also brought home the award for Distinguished Chapter Officer Team.

Cassandra Tobia was recognized individually with the Hall of Honor for Distinguished Chapter Officers as well as the Distinguished Officer Award with Mozell Rollerson, both regionally and internationally. Jason Robertson was honored with the Carolinas Region Distinguished Member Award Honorable Mention, while Dawn Goehring received the Carolinas Region Distinguished Alumni Award. Trident’s advisers Daryl Milligan and Christine Solomon were presented the Carolinas Region and International Paragon Award for New Advisors (four years or less) and Distinguished Advisor Award (over four years), respectively. Milligan and Solomon also received the Horizon Award for Advisors.

Internationally, Trident’s PTK chapter was honored with the Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Award, Distinguished College Project Award, Distinguished Honors in Action Project Award, Beta Alpha Continued Excellence Award and Top 100 Chapters selected from over 1,200 chapters.

Trident’s vice president for academic affairs, Dr. Patricia Robertson, received the Distinguished College Administrator Award and Tobia was selected 2012-13 Division I vice president.

Phi Theta Kappa was founded in 1918 to emphasize and recognize academic excellence in two-year colleges.

Today, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American high education with more than 1.5 million members in the United States, U.S. territories, Canada and Germany.