Congratulations to our Phi Theta Kappa Chapter on Awards and Recognition

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Forsyth Technical Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the Alpha Mu Rho chapter, was recognized as a 2020 REACH Rewards Chapter for increasing our membership rates to 15% or above. We reached 23.9% in membership rates for this past year. Thank you to each of you for helping to make this achievement happen.

On Friday, March 13, members of our chapter leadership team and others participated in the first virtual Carolinas Region Awards Ceremony. From that ceremony, we received the following awards and recognitions:

  • 3-Star Chapter (up from 2-Star)
  • Distinguished Community Service Award
  • Paragon Award for New Advisors – Kismet Loftin-Bell
  • Carolinas Region Advisory Board – Kismet Loftin-Bell

On March 20, the international scholarships were announced. We had two members receive an international scholarship:

  • New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar (a $1250 scholarship) – Tamelia Orellana
  • Walgreens Pharmacy Technician Certification Scholarship ($300 scholarship towards testing fees) – My Phan

On April 2, there was a random drawing to win a free registration to the virtual PTK Catalyst this year from PTK members who completed a combination of the EDGE programs (i.e. Competitive Edge, Transfer Edge, etc.).

  • James Coe was selected to win a free registration.

EDGE Program Completes:

  • James Coe, Competitive Edge and Employment Edge
  • Onolunosen “Ono” Abhulimen, Employment Edge and Transfer Edge
  • Tasha Shankle – Research Edge

On April 6, the Carolinas Region announced the results of the Carolinas Region Officer Elections and our very own VP of Scholarship, Paulina Solis Page, was elected as the 2020-2021 NC Regional Vice President.

Lastly, in February, our chapter president, Shirin Alhroob, was hired to join the Forsyth Tech ITS department, opening a pathway from education to career.

Join me in congratulating everyone! I am excited for each of you. Let’s continue to do great work academically, on campus, and within the community.

If you have a celebration announcement that you would like to share with the rest of the PTK family, such as scholarships received or college or program admittance, feel free to email me the details at