ECC Honor Society wins 10 awards


Members of the Edgecombe Community College Phi Theta Kappa student honor society hold the awards the chapter received at the organization’s recent regional convention. From left are Hattie Bullock; Michael Parker Jr.; Melanie Goff Bradley (chapter alumna); and Tiffiny Wolf.


From Contributed Reports

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Edgecombe Community College’s student honor society won 10 awards at the recent Phi Theta Kappa Carolinas Regional Convention.

Three students, a graduate and Advisor Tamara Frank-Pourvady represented ECC’s chapter, Alpha Omega Nu, at the annual convention held March 1-3 in Columbia, SC. At this conference, chapters and individuals are recognized for their hard work throughout the year.

ECC’s chapter received the following awards:

Chapter Awards

■ Five-Star Status (the highest level a chapter can attain)

■ Carolinas Super Stars (for a high level of involvement in the region)

■ Excellence in Regional Honors in Action Project

■ Excellence in Regional Service Project

■ Best in Theme (or Category), Honors in Action Project

■ Best eNewsletter

■ Best Yearbook

Individual Awards

■ Robert Lachapelle IV – Hall of Honor Certificate

■ Robert Lachapelle IV – Distinguished Chapter Member

■ Tamara Frank-Pourvady – Horizon Award (for advisors)

Edgecombe Community College’s honor society has been a Five-Star chapter since 1996 and a Carolinas Super Star chapter since this award was established in 2000. Typically, only about 16 chapters in the two-state Carolinas Region achieve Five-Star and Super Star designation.

To be a member of Phi Theta Kappa, students must have completed 12 credit hours in an associate degree program and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students must then maintain at least a 3.25 grade point average to remain in the group.