SCF Bradenton Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Achieves Five Star Status

(Bradenton, Fla., May 19, 2010) – State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Bradenton Nu Zeta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society was recognized by the SCF District Board of Trustees at the May board meeting for achieving Five Star Chapter Development status at the International Convention held in Orlando in April 7-10.

The five star status is the highest level awarded to Phi Theta Kappa chapters. The five star program serves as a guide to develop strong chapters that earns local, regional, and international recognition. Chapters also enhance their working relationship with the college administration by becoming active on the campus and in the community.

Officers who attended the conference were Rafael Ayala, president; Ashley Cranston, executive vice president; Zena Pirnot, vice president of scholarship; Becca Cook, vice president of leadership; Nellie Woodson, vice president of service; Laura Shade, vice president of fellowship; Roxanna McLeod, public relations secretary; and Rachel Roach, recording secretary. Other members who attended the conference were Willie Braswell, Hayley Durham, Raul Sabala and Alyx Hesser.

The Nu Zeta chapter has been actively involved in recent community service projects. Members hosted a flea market to raise $600 for Haitian relief efforts and participated in a local food drive in March. Members joined about 100 volunteers to pack more than 101,000 bags of food for local families during the Community Food Packing Day to benefit All Faiths Food Bank at the Boys & Girls Club in Sarasota.

David Nezelek, instructor, mathematics, was the SCF Nu Zeta adviser.

PTK members
SCF Board Chairman Steve Harner, Roxanna McLeod, Rafael Ayala,
Hayley Durham, Becca Cook, Zena Pirnot, Rachel Roach,
David Nezelek, Laura Shade and SCF President Dr. Lars A. Hafner.

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