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Grayson College’s Phi Theta Kappa Chapter brings home awards

Date: Fri, April 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Grayson College has much to celebrate this year. Omicron Psi, the campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa brought home many awards and helped its members obtain recognition and scholarships for their academic pursuits. Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the international honor society for two-year colleges.

Omicron Psi began their award-winning year at the Texas Regional Convention in March where the chapter was recognized for various accomplishments:

Stephanie Shearer, Sarah Dilling, and LaToya Hart were inducted into the District II Hall of Honor

Dallas Murray was inducted into the District II Hall of Honor and was inducted into the Texas Hall of Honor for Members.

Rebecca Foster Gillespie, Jonas Arellano, and Stephanie Shearer were inducted into the Texas Hall of Honor for Officers.

Dr. Molly Harris, Mary Linder, and George Melchor received the Distinguished Advisor Team Award. Additionally, George Melchor received the Horizon Award; Dr. Molly Harris received the Continued Excellence Award for Advisors; and Mary Linder was inducted into the Texas Hall of Honor for Advisors.

Dr. Regina Organ, Vice President of Student Affairs, was inducted into the Texas Hall of Honor for Distinguished Administrators and Steve Black, Fine Arts Professor, received the Tejas Award, the highest award a non-member advisor or administrator can receive from the Texas Region.

The chapter also received its Five Star recognition, Honors in Action and College Project Participation Award, the College Project Award of Distinction and Honors in Action Award of Merit. Additionally, the chapter was recognized as First Finalist for Most Distinguished Chapter in the Texas Region

At the International Convention in Nashville in April (also known as “Catalyst”), Omicron Psi continued to raise the bar for chapter success. 

Jonas Arellano received the Distinguished Regional Officer Award.

Dr.  Regina Organ, Vice President of Student Affairs, received the Distinguished College Administrator Award.

Dr. Molly Harris, Mary Linder, and George Melchor received the Distinguished Advisor Team Award. George Melchor also received the Paragon Award for New Advisors, and Mary Linder received the Continued Excellence Award for Advisors.

Shelby Via received the Alumni Award of Appreciation.

The chapter received the Distinguished College Project Award, the Distinguished Theme Award for Honors in Action, the Distinguished Honors in Action Project Award, and the Beta Alpha Continued Excellence Award.

Out of almost 1,300 chapters, Omicron Psi ranked as First Finalist for Most Distinguished Chapter in the Society. This group of dedicated students is making waves on their campus and in their community, and are a great example of how community college programs can change the lives of students and promote academic excellence through servant leadership.

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