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Colleges chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is awarded Pinnacle Award

The Southeast Kentucky Community amp; Technical College Xi Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a national honorary for students attending two-year colleges, has been awarded the pretigious Pinnacle Award for increasing local membership by 25 percent during the past year.

According to Pat Baker, who serves as a sponsor, a total of five membership scholarships was awarded with each valued at $45.These are to be used to pay membership fees for new inductees.

The Xi Sigma chapter inducted 60 members during the past year, and to be a member of Phi Theta Kappa one must have a 3.5 grade point average and have completed 20 credit hours. The group is service oriented and annually conducts food and coat drives, visits local nursing homes and assists with the Tri-City Empty Stocking Fund.

Deborah Hodge serves as the chapters president and Sherry Tinsley is vice-president. Baker is the advisor for the SKCTC Cumberland campus while Sandy Holbrook and Robin Haggerty serve in the same capacity at campus locations at Whitesburg and Middlesboro, respectively.

For further information about Phi Theta Kappa and the Xi Sigma chapter, contact Ms. Baker at 589-3058.