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Motlow College Phi Theta Kappa members receive National Awards

May 30, 2014

Members of the Alpha Xi Pi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) at Motlow College recently received awards at the Hallmark Awards Gala during PTK's annual convention in Orlando, Fla.

Members of Motlow's Phi Theta Kappa chapter were recognized at the PTK National Convention in Orlando, Fla. Members in attendance were Jacob Bratcher, Holly Campbell, Calleb Capshaw, Penny Crouch, Alix Garington, Daniel Ingram, Anna Jacobs, Robin Keel, Beth Kinser, Timothy Lynch, Abi Miller, JT Morgan, Gage Myers, Erica Newman, Tiffany Phillips, Rebekah Sweeton, Kyle Taylor, Dillon Tubb and Ashley Warren. Faculty advisors in attendance were Laura Brown, Nick Bush, Gregg Garrison, Misty Griffith and Dayron Deaton-Owens.
PTK is an honors society at two year colleges across the world. Over 4,000 PTK members worldwide attended the event, including 19 students and five advisors from Motlow College.

"All of the planning and work that goes into a trip of this magnitude is worth it when you see the students succeed," said Laura Brown, advisor and research technician at Motlow.

Members in attendance were Jacob Bratcher, Holly Campbell, Calleb Capshaw, Penny Crouch, Alix Garington, Daniel Ingram, Anna Jacobs, Robin Keel, Beth Kinser, Timothy Lynch, Abi Miller, JT Morgan, Gage Myers, Erica Newman, Tiffany Phillips, Rebekah Sweeton, Kyle Taylor, Dillon Tubb and Ashley Warren. Faculty advisors in attendance were Laura Brown, Nick Bush, Gregg Garrison, Misty Griffith and Dayron Deaton-Owens.

The Alpha Xi Pi officer team comprised of John Thomas Morgan, Calleb Capshaw and Dillon Tubb was among thirty officer teams internationally honored with the 2014 Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Award. Holly Campbell was honored as one of Phi Theta Kappa's 2014 Distinguished Chapter Members, and faculty advisor Dayron Deaton-Owens received a Distinguished Faculty Advisor Award.

"This trip cemented a sense of cohesion and belonging among our students, faculty, campus sites, and fellow international Phi Theta Kappa members," said Misty Griffith, advisor and instructor of biology at Motlow. "This event is a chance for the students to be recognized for all of their hard work while energizing them for future endeavors."

Keynote speakers included author, explorer and entrepreneur Alison Levine and Dr. Robert Ballard, an ocean geographer and the discoverer of the Titanic.