Union County College’s award-winning chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Iota Xi, continued its achievement of excellence at the 27th Middle States Regional Convention held in Stockton, NJ, from March 7-9, 2014. Seven students attended the conference. Erika Uchinaite, the chapter’s president, won the Hall of Honor Chapter Office Award. Student Daisy Caballero won the Hall of Honor Member Award. Dori Miller, the chapter’s vice president of communication, won the Hall of Honor Chapter Award. In addition, the chapter received the Chapter Communications Award and the Chapter 5 Star Achievement Award.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, (PTK) the honor society of two-year colleges, is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses throughout the United States. In order to become a number of PTK, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours of coursework, maintain a grade point average higher than a 3.5 and participate in volunteer activities throughout the semester.
Image: PTK students that attended the conference (left to right): Hector Cascante, Ryan Merluza, Marsha Armstrong, Erika Uchinaite, Elif Yildiz, Joseph Wrobleski, and Mitchell Dittus.