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WCC Honor Society Receives Reach Reward

March 24, 2023

Wayne Community College’s honor society has been recognized for outstanding growth.

The Upsilon Chi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) has been named a REACH Chapter.

The REACH Rewards program recognizes and rewards PTK chapters that excel in membership development. The honored chapters had exceptionally high rates of membership acceptance in the last calendar year.

In 2022, the Upsilon Chi chapter inducted 85 new members.

“We are one of the 294 chapters in the international organization to reach this milestone in membership growth for 2022,” said Chapter Advisor Katie Holloman. “As of right now, we are well on our way to reaching this accomplishment for the 2023 calendar year, as well.”

Chapters that earned the recognition will be rewarded with free PTK graduation stoles for their chapters.

“Our chapter will receive five graduation stoles that we will distribute to any member with a financial need who is unable to purchase a stole from the organization,” said Mullins.

Officers in WCC’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Louise Bongala, Haley Toler, and Samantha Harlow, with Chapter Advisor Katie Holloman show graduation stoles are prizes for excelling at membership growth.

“PTK membership engages students beyond the classroom in academic and service learning. By increasing student engagement, we increase rates of student success,” said Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, PTK’s president and chief executive officer. “I am so proud of our REACH Chapters for their exceptional work in promoting student engagement and student success.”

More than 90 percent of Phi Theta Kappa members will complete an associate degree or transfer to a four-year college, compared to just 31 percent of students nationally. Members have access to million in scholarships — $1.5 million in competitive scholarships through the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation and more than $246 million in transfer scholarships to over 850 four-year colleges through PTK Connect™.

About Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.8 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at ptk.org.

About WCC
Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves more than 10,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 140 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.