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Phi Theta Kappa alumni association chartered at Motlow College

Sept. 16 2015

An alumni chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has recently been chartered at Motlow College.

Fifteen Phi Theta Kappa alumni were inducted as charter members of the alumni association in a ceremony held in early August. Gregg Garrison, Motlow associate professor of biology and Tennessee regional coordinator, and Jacquiline Bumbalough, regional secretary, served as chartering officers.

Misty Griffith, instructor of biology, and Dayron Deaton-Owens, assistant professor of psychology and sociology, will serve as advisors for the new Alpha Xi Pi Alumni Association. Officers include Calleb Capshaw, president; Penny Crouch, vice-president; and Beth Kinser, secretary.

"We are excited about what this newfound alumni association can do in aiding our parent chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Motlow," said Capshaw. "This is an extremely fortunate opportunity to give back to an organization and a chapter that has given so much to us."

Phi Theta Kappa's community college-based alumni associations work to support their campus's local chapter. These associations may support chapters with membership drives, induction needs and guidance on Society programs.

To receive an invitation to membership in Phi Theta Kappa, students must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree, must generally have a grade point average of 3.5, and must adhere to the standards of the Society.

Members of Phi Theta Kappa may apply for some $37 million in transfer scholarships, provided exclusively to Society members by more than 700 senior institutions. Additionally, Phi Theta Kappa offers members numerous opportunities for participation in honors programs, leadership training and service to their communities.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Miss., is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States and eight sovereign nations. More than three million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 134,000 students inducted annually.

For more information about Motlow's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, please contact Gregg Garrison (McMinnville) at 931-668-7010 or, Laura Brown (Moore County) at 931-393-1538 or, Nick Bush (Smyrna) at 615-220-7833 or, or Laura Monks (Fayetteville) at 931-438-0028 or