GCC PTK Chapter members
From left, back row: Mandy Withrow, Jacob Eubanks, Baine Skinner, Aiden Graves, and Will Overstreet, adviser. From left, front row: Dana Tanner, Lindee Wilson, and Lana Tanner.

The Beta Tau Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society received a $1,000 Honors in Action grant award.  The grant will go toward the chapter’s Honors in Action project this year.

“The opportunity that this grant provides us will elevate our current project to a level we could have never anticipated previously,” said Aiden Graves, president of Beta Tau Eta chapter. “Our hope is that this project will not only bring together our local community here in Lucedale, but our student base here at MGCCC as well.”

Through Honors in Action projects, PTK members identify and research an issue on their campus or in their community.  They turn that research into a plan of action by creating a project or event that meets a specific need, and then their work is published in Civic Scholar: Phi Theta Kappa Journal of Undergraduate Researchwhich is distributed nationally with support from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. It’s the first journal of its kind to feature work solely by community college students.

Honors in Action grants are given to chapters based on need and grant funds can only be used in creating Honors in Action projects. This year, 77 chapters received $73,157 in Honors in Action grants nationally.

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