Hawai‘i Community College’s Alpha Psi Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society recently attended the Pacific Regional Convention held at Heald College in Honolulu where they received awards for service completed in the 2011 year. These awards included: Five-star Chapter status; Distinguished Chapter Officer Team; Distinguished College Project Award; Honors In Action Issue 10 Award and the Pinnacle Membership Award. The chapter also came in 2nd place for the Phi Theta Kappa Pineapple Bowl Competition.
Chartered in 1993, Alpha Psi Epsilon and its members represent the top 10% of students enrolled at HawCC. Students must earn a 3.5 minimum, cumulative grade point average and 12 credits toward an associate’s degree prior to being invited by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs to join the society. Alpha Psi Epsilon members participate in year-round activities that promote the organization’s four hallmarks: scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship.
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, includes 1,200 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 states, Canada, Germany and U.S. territorial possessions. Approximately 100,000 students are inducted annually.