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Motlow State Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Receives Outstanding Recognition At Regional Convention

Motlow's PTK Advisor Team The Motlow State Phi Theta Kappa advisor team recently was awarded the Distinguished Chapter Advisor Team award at the PTK regional convention. Pictured above, from left, are Misty Griffith, PTK Motlow chapter advisor; Hayley Pierce, PTK international vice president; Gregg Garrison, PTK Motlow chapter advisor and Tennessee regional coordinator; Dayron Deaton-Owens, PTK Motlow chapter advisor; and Laura Brown, PTK Motlow chapter advisor. The Motlow PTK contingency, pictured below, was the largest out of the 14 participating chapters at the convention.

Motlow's PTK Members

LYNCHBURG, TN (Mar. 21, 2016) — The Alpha Xi Pi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) at Motlow State Community College recently received several chapter and individual awards at the Tennessee regional convention held at Roane State Community College.

The chapter won the Distinguished Chapter Advisor Team, Chapter of Light Award, Out-of-the-Box Award, Icarus Award, 5-Star Chapter Award, and placed second in the College Project Award.

Gregg Garrison, Tennessee PTK regional coordinator and associate professor of biology at Motlow, won the Continued Excellence Advisor Award. Motlow sophomore Lucas Patterson placed second as Distinguished Chapter Member.

A record three members of the chapter ran for regional officer positions for the upcoming year; Motlow sophomore Diloney Cutrell was elected to the position of Regional Secretary.

"The 2016 regional convention was very successful," said Garrison, "and was an excellent opportunity for our students to experience and to get to know and share ideas with other members from across the state. It is definitely something that our chapter looks forward to each year."

PTK is an honors society at two-year institutions across the world. The regional convention hosted 14 chapters from across Tennessee, and serves as a forum for networking and learning about PTK programs.

The 2016 convention was the largest to date, with the Motlow State chapter having the highest attendance of chapters present with 36 members, four advisors, and seven alumni; accounting for almost one-third of the attendees.

The Motlow State chapter not only won multiple awards, but members were also very involved in organizing, hosting, and leading sessions in the convention, playing a critical role in the success of the event.