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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Allegheny Campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society has won three awards at the recent PTK International Conference in Seattle.
CCAC’s Alpha Mu Theta chapter earned the Distinguished Issue in Honors in Action Award, the Distinguished Honors in Action Project Award and the Distinguished Chapter Award. The first two awards recognized the work of the chapter on an essay and documentary on the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry entitled “Marcellus: Power, Peril and Promise.” The documentary aired on local cable television and has been posted to YouTube.
The Distinguished Chapter Award also recognized the Marcellus Shale project as well as an initiative to mentor female student-athletes at CCAC–Allegheny Campus to ensure their academic success.
In addition to the international honors, the chapter recently received awards at the PTK Middle States Regional Conference.
PTK was established in 1918 as the international honor society of two-year colleges. Members must have a G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher and have earned at least 12 college-level credits. The organization provides opportunity for individual growth and development through the four hallmarks of scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship.
With members throughout the United States, U.S. territories, Canada, Germany and Japan, PTK is the largest honor society in higher education today.
The Community College of Allegheny County is the largest institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.