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QCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Receives National Commendation

Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
508.854.2849
cronayne [at] qcc.mass.edu

Release Date: 
6/10/2008

WORCESTER, Mass. – Quinsigamond Community College’s Alpha Zeta Theta Chapter of the national Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society received special commendation during the New England Regional Convention, as it earned the distinction of being named a “1-Star Chapter.”

In order to be named to the One Star level, standards which emphasize the chapter’s organization and orientation of members and advisors must be met. There are also numerous volunteer and community service requirements, which QCC’s chapter met. In the past year, Quinsigamond’s PTK students worked with Sherry’s House, Jeremiahs Inn, and Abby’s House of Worcester, Summit Elder Care in Charlton, and at various cancer fundraisers. The group, under the leadership of QCC student Rebekah Bernard, also organized an initiative called “Project Social Change,” which is designed to educate students on becoming involved with local agencies and engaging the services of PTK members even further.

Quinsigamond’s PTK chapter will now have the opportunity to pursue other levels of the Five Star Program, with each level honoring new developments in the College’s chapter.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.