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Monday, November 7, 2016

UACCM Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Receives Three-Star Designation

Last week, the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Beta Eta Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society of community and junior colleges, was designated a three-star chapter by the organization’s international office.

“Our officers have played a key role in attaining this rating,” Mat Herrman, a Phi Theta Kappa advisor at UACCM, said. “In the chapter’s history, we have not made it past the first star, which meets the base requirements for chapters to be considered active. Our officers established the goal of becoming a two-star chapter at our summer planning meeting, but were dedicated to working toward meeting at least part of the three-star standard.”

Herrman said that in order to keep the chapter’s new three-star ranking, members must maintain their activities each year, including all one- and two-star requirements.

“Our chapter now has its eyes set on a four-star ranking, which will be obtained by becoming more involved in the Oklahoma and Arkansas regions,” he said. The highest ranking a chapter can receive is a five-star designation.

The mission statement of Phi Theta Kappa is “to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders.” To become a member, students must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree while maintaining at least a 3.5 GPA.

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