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Student Honor Society Wins Awards

Edgecombe Community College’s student honor society won nine awards at the recent virtual awards ceremony held by the Phi Theta Kappa Carolinas Region.

The virtual awards ceremony was held March 12-13.

ECC’s chapter, Alpha Omega Nu, received the following awards:


    • Five-Star Award (highest level a chapter can attain)
    • Carolina Super Stars (for involvement at regional and international levels)
    • Excellence in Regional Service Project
    • Excellence in Regional Honors in Action Project
    • Best-In-Theme Honors in Action Award (Theme #6)
    • eNewsletter Award


    • Paragon President Award – Dr. Greg McLeod
    • Alumni Award – Gloria Whitaker
    • Horizon Award (for advisors) – Tamara Frank-Pourvady

Edgecombe Community College’s honor society has been a Five-Star chapter since 1996 and a Carolinas Super Star chapter since this award was established in 2000. Typically, only about sixteen chapters in the two-state Carolinas Region achieve Five-Star and Super Star designation.

“Bringing home nine awards is an awesome accomplishment during such a challenging year due to the pandemic,” says Tamara Frank-Pourvady, chapter advisor. “The officers and active members worked very hard in the fall to complete a year’s worth of work in four months. Also, we were pleased to have our college president, Dr. Greg McLeod, join us for the virtual awards banquet this year.”

To be a member of Phi Theta Kappa, students must have completed twelve credit hours in an associate degree program and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students must then maintain at least a 3.25 grade point average to remain in the group.