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Darton College's Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Earns Top Recognition at Regional Conference

March 27, 2012

Darton College is proud to announce that its Phi Theta Kappa chapter, Chi Xi, recently received several awards at this year’s Georgia Regional Conference held on March 16 and 17, 2012, in Rome. Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society that recognizes and encourages academic achievement among two-year college students. Darton College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter received many of the Georgia region’s top awards, including the Distinguished Issue Award for Honors in Action: Science, the Distinguished College Project award, and the Distinguished Officer Team award.

During the conference, students were also recognized for their contributions. Darton’s Heather Herbert received the Distinguished Chapter Officer award and a scholarship to the Honors Institute; an intense weeklong conference held each year that explores an honors study topic. Chapter advisor and regional coordinator Frank Malinowski was also awarded the Paragon award, which is given to the most outstanding new advisor in the region. Malinowski is the interim dean for the Science/Math Division at Darton.

Additionally, Chi Xi received five star status for a second year in a row. Five Star is the highest level that a chapter can achieve. There are 29 Phi Theta Kappa regions in total and 37 chapters in the Georgia Region. Only six achieved Five Star Level last year.

Students are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa after completing 12 GPA hours and earning a GPA of 3.4 or higher. For more information about Darton’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, contact Malinowski at (229) 317-683

Photo: Phi Theta Kappa award reecipients

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