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ACC PTK Receives State Honors

The Mu Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa received several chapter and individual honors during the honor society’s state convention that was held recently.

The ACC chapter was once again recognized as a 5-star chapter for the state, the highest ranking for a Phi Theta Kappa chapter.

“The honors received are a true testament of the hard work by the chapter's membership,” advisor Keith Vyvial said. “We are extremely proud of how they have represented the chapter and Alvin Community College.”

The chapter and staff members were recognized during the convention, which was held virtually.

The Mu Upsilon chapter was also recognized for its Honors in Action and College Projects.

Several student officers were also honored. Mu Upsilon President Amanda Fowler was named the state's Most Distinguished Chapter Officer. Officers Isabella Alvarez, Emily Schexnaider and Phi Theta Kappa advisor Keith Vyvial were named to the District IV Hall of Honor.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges.  Members follow four hallmarks, including scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship.  To be eligible for Phi Theta Kappa, students must have completed at least 12 college credit hours at ACC and maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or above.

More than 4,000 ACC students have been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa since the ACC Mu Upsilon Chapter was created in 1963. Students in Phi Theta Kappa participate in community projects and research projects during their time in the organization.