The Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Xi Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a national honorary for students attending two-year colleges, has been awarded the Pinnacle Award for increasing local membership by 25 percent during the past year.
According to sponsor Pat Baker, five membership scholarships of $45 each were given. These will be used to pay membership fees for new inductees.
The Xi Sigma chapter inducted 60 members during the past year. To be a member of Phi Theta Kappa a student 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 chapter’s president and Sherry Tinsley is vicepresident. 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.