Virginia University at Parkersburg
Phi Theta Kappa chapter president receives regional scholarship
CONTACT: PTK Faculty Advisors Paul or Dottie Bibbee, 304-424-8247.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A West Virginia University at Parkersburg student has received a Phi Theta Kappa regional scholarship to attend PTK’s regional 2002 Honors Institute.
Stephanie Cunningham is president of the Parkersburg campus’ PTK chapter and represented the local chapter at the recent Greenville, S.C. institute.
The scholarship, valued at $795, covered the cost of tuition, room and board associated with the Honors Institute.
The Institute featured a six-day intensive examination of the 2002-2004 PTK honors study topic, "Dimensions and Directions of Health: Choices in the Maze." The topic is a two-year program designed to give participants a complete understanding of current health issues. The first year’s study will focus on genetics, environmental health, lifestyle choices, infectious diseases, aging and the mind/body connection. The second year’s study will explore local, global, economic, psychological, spiritual, ethical and commercial perspectives of prominent issues relating to health.
PTK is the official honor society for two-year colleges, with 1,200 chapters located in the United States, U.S. territories, Canada, Germany and Japan. The society inducts 80,000 members annually.
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