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Motlow State Phi Theta Kappa members receive awards at International Convention

Motlow's Phi Theta Kappa members at the International Convention Motlow State had 33 members attend the recent Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in National Harbor, Md. Several members and advisors received recognition and awards. The Motlow PTK Chapter group was the largest to attend the convention out of 1,300 chapters.

LYNCHBURG, TN (Jun 14, 2016) — Motlow State Community College's Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapter, along with representatives from other PTK chapters, recently attended the PTK International Convention in National Harbor, Md., located near Washington, D.C.

During the weekend Motlow State students and advisors were recognized for their outstanding work as PTK members.

Jacquline Bumbalough, Motlow regional officer, was recognized as a Distinguished Regional Officer, an award given to 12 regional officers in the United States. Bumbalough also walked in the parade of scholars for having received the 2016 Coca-Cola Community College Scholar Award.

Gregg Garrision, Motlow chapter advisor, was recognized as a Distinguished Chapter Advisor.

The Motlow PTK advisors, Garrison, Laura Brown, Misty Griffin, and Dayron Deaton-Owens, were recognized as a Distinguished Chapter Advisor Team.

Calleb Capshaw, a Motlow alumnus, received the Alumni Award of Appreciation and Outstanding Community-Based Alumni Association: Motlow Alpha Xi Pi Alumni Association.

"This was a great opportunity for Motlow students to experience Phi Theta Kappa on an international level," said Garrison. "It allows them to establish friendships with students from other campuses, learn how to improve their chapter, and get motivated to better serve their college and community."

Garrison completed his first year as the Tennessee Regional Coordinator for PTK. The Tennessee Region received the honor of Distinguished Region, an award that recognizes the achievement of regions in areas of programming and organizational structure. Several members from Tennessee PTK chapters received awards and recognition.

The Motlow contingency of 33 representatives, including members, advisors, and alumni, was the largest among the 1,300 PTK chapters represented at the convention.

During the day, PTK members went to seminars to learn more about Phi Theta Kappa and how to improve their chapter, develop projects to serve their college and community, and prepare for college transfer after graduation. The convention offered multiple sessions where members could interact with over 3,500 members.

During the evening, members and advisors had the opportunity to visit the monuments in Washington, D.C.