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Xi Lambda Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honored

May 18, 2009

Kay Blalock  

Xi Lamba Chapter Faculty Advisor Kay Blalock,

Phi Theta Kappa New Advisor Award Winner

The Xi Lambda Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was named one of the top 100 chapters at the 2009 Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in Grapevine, Texas, held April 16-18, 2009. Over 500 chapters competed for the Society’s most coveted awards. The Hallmark Awards Program is the Society’s capstone awards competition that annually recognizes excellence in programs that promote the Phi Theta Kappa Hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship.
Faculty advisor Professor Kay Blalock was also honored, receiving the Paragon Award for New Advisors.  Award-winning advisors are those who make significant contributions to the growth of individual members, serve as the chapter’s advocate on campus, and encourage the chapter to be involved  on the local, regional and/or international level of the organization. Paragon Awards are presented each year to as many as 40 outstanding advisors who have less than five years of service.

Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society of the Two-Year College and has recognized academic excellence in the two-year colleges since 1918. The Society is comprised of more than 1,250 chapters at community, technical and junior colleges in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, U.S. Territories, The Marshall Islands, Micronesia, the United Arab Emirates, the Republic of Palau and the British Virgin Islands, making it the largest and most prestigious honor society serving two-year colleges.