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Central Alabama Community College's Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Celebrates Second Consecutive REACH Award Win


Central Alabama Community College's Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Celebrates Second Consecutive REACH Award Win

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Central Alabama Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Celebrates Second Consecutive REACH Award Win

ALEXANDER CITY, AL – March 19, 2024 – Central Alabama Community College (CACC) is happy to announce that its Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapter has been honored with the prestigious REACH Award for the second year in a row. This award is given to PTK chapters that achieve a membership acceptance rate of 15% or higher, demonstrating the chapter’s commitment to recognizing academic excellence and providing opportunities for growth and development.

Maribeth Farr, CACC’s PTK sponsor, expressed her excitement about the chapter’s achievement: “Winning the REACH Award again is a testament to our students’ hard work and dedication. With over 1,300 PTK chapters worldwide, it’s an honor to be one of the 159 chapters to receive this recognition. Our students’ active engagement in academic and community service activities has truly set us apart.”

To qualify for PTK, students must maintain a 3.5 GPA and complete 12 semester hours toward their degree. Membership in PTK signifies academic excellence and offers lifetime benefits, including opportunities for scholarships, leadership development, and community service.

President Jeff Lynn praised the chapter’s success: “This repeated recognition is a clear indicator of the excellence and impact of our PTK chapter at CACC. It reflects our institution’s commitment to fostering academic achievement and community engagement. I am very proud of our students and the PTK leadership for upholding the highest standards of excellence.”

Members of the award-winning PTK chapters receive a gold stole to wear at graduation, symbolizing their achievements and membership in this esteemed honor society. The CACC chapter’s active participation in campus and community activities, including service projects and educational events, contributes to its success and high membership acceptance rate.

Farr highlighted the chapter’s community involvement: “Our PTK members are not only academically driven but also deeply committed to serving our community. From organizing holiday service projects to participating in campus events, our students embody the spirit of Phi Theta Kappa, making a lasting impact on our college and our community.”

Central Alabama Community College and its Phi Theta Kappa chapter continue to strive for excellence in education and community service, setting a standard for honor societies nationwide.

For more information about the PTK program and other student activities at CACC, please visit Contact:

Scott Hardy
Director of Institutional Advancement, Government Affairs, and Public Relations
Central Alabama Community College