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Mu Tau honor society wins big awards

Mu Tau honor society wins big awards
The Lookout

Aaron Emerson
Staff Writer

LCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter took a trip to Maryland in early April and came home with two international awards.

Mu Tau, the LCC chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, took part in the NerdNation Annual Convention in National Harbor, Md., April 7 through 9. LCC was one of 1,200 chapters represented worldwide.

Six students and two advisers from the LCC group attended the convention. According to the group’s president, Jerod Clover, it was a successful trip.

LCC won an award for being a Distinguished Chapter and also earned the Distinguished Honors in Action Project Award.

Distinguished Chapter awards were given to the top 10 percent of chapters in the “Honors in Action” and “College Project” categories.

The Honors in Action Project Award was given to LCC for an ongoing research project on how telepresence robots can be used to reduce barriers to education.

“When our Phi Theta Kappa chapter won the Honors in Action Project Award, all the hard work over the year was worth it,” Clover said.

Clover said it was the first time the Mu Tau chapter has won an international award in at least nine years. He said it was not a one-person job and gave credit to several people.

“Huge thanks to our advisers Emerson Sheffey and Margo Whalen, our Honors in Action Coordinator Andre Menke, the Chair of the Honors in Action Committee Shanaz Mohamed, the entire Mu Tau officer corps and, of course, the chapter members,” Clover said.

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year colleges. Membership is by invitation only to students with at least a 3.5 grade point average.

“I’m excited to see what we’ll accomplish in the future,” Clover said.


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